For his first home football game, Columbia, S.C., student Terence Frechette needed to arrive to school that morning wearing a dress shirt and tie. One problem: Terence didn’t know how to tie a tie. It’s a skill his father would have taught him, but he was currently deployed.
In this unprecedented time, our communities are all feeling the increased impact of COVID-19 and many people miss their normal routine. While our dining rooms are closed, our restaurants remain open to provide our customers with nourishing meals.
At Chick-fil-A, we are focused on finding ways to best care for our guests, particularly as we navigate the unparalleled circumstances of COVID-19. As we incorporate social distancing into our daily routines, we are shifting the way we extend hospitality.
For 50 years, Chick-fil-A has invested in the hopes and dreams of restaurant Team Members across the country. As part of its commitment to providing pathways to growth and opportunity for restaurant employees, Chick-fil-A offers Remarkable Futures Scholarships and educational grants to eligible Team Members. Thanks to this educational initiative, $17 million in scholarships will be given to 6,700 Team Members in 2020.
In 2017, Jamie Oriente thought she’d hit rock bottom. The 21-year-old’s parents had recently divorced and money was tight. With no way to pay her tuition, she was forced to drop out of Stockton University, where she was studying to become a second-grade teacher.