Take a closer look at how local Chick-fil-A Operators and Team Members support their local communities
Between customer visits, many local Operators and Team Members find meaningful ways to give back — inside and outside the restaurant. Through programs like Chick-fil-A Shared Table™ and Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards™, restaurant teams are helping to bridge the gap for populations in need within their individual communities.
Today, more than 1,200 Chick-fil-A restaurants, in both the U.S. and Canada, participate in the Shared Table program by partnering with local agencies such as shelters, soup kitchens and other charities to donate surplus food.
Here are some of our favorite stories of Chick-fil-A restaurants supporting their local communities.
- In 2020, Miami-based nonprofit Dibia DREAM received a $50,000 True Inspiration Awards grant, allowing the organization to continue encouraging children from at-risk communities to pursue STEM projects through extracurricular immersion classes called STEM Saturdays.
- The Good News Community Kitchen received a $175,000 True Inspiration Awards grant in 2020, making it the largest grant received in the organization’s history. With the help of True Inspiration Awards, The Good News Community Kitchen is able to keep its doors open and provide hunger relief to Veterans, students, senior citizens, survivors of domestic violence, and families who identify being food insecure and/or in need in the Northern Virginia, Metro D.C. and Columbia, SC.
- 2020 True Inspiration Awards grant winner The First Tee of Metropolitan of New York works with school-aged children to focus on skills like honesty, integrity and perseverance, both on and off of the golf course.
- In Houston, Texas, Generation One Academy was born out of a need to equip children in the historic Third Ward neighborhood with the social-emotional skills needed to combat trauma. With involvement from Chick-fil-A Operator Becky Chin, Generation One received a $150,000 True Inspiration grant to continue working within their community.
Visit our Giving Back page to learn more about Chick-fil-A’s efforts within local communities.