The road back to “normal” here in the United States will be a long and winding path, and it’s going to take a team effort to keep us on track.
COVID-19 has been a devastating disaster for the entire world, and here in the US we are growing concerned not only about our physical health, but our fiscal health as well. The longer that our economy reminds stagnant, the more effort it will take to recover. This is why there are protests occurring daily in an attempt to push back against the various lockdowns we see state-to-state.
In an effort to offset this economic annoyance, one of the nation’s most divisive drive-thru restaurants in chipping in…big time.
In a press release, Chick-fil-A announced that a fund of $10.8 million has been created for the relief effort. The money will be distributed to the company’s 1,800 independent owner/operators, who will use the money for various efforts in their communities.
Those efforts will include food donations and providing support for first responders, health care workers and their families during the pandemic. The funds will also be used to help Chick-fil-A employees impacted by the situation.
“Striving to be a supportive, caring and generous neighbor is in our DNA. Our restaurant Operators give back locally in so many ways, and this time is no exception,” Chick-fil-A Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dan Cathy said in the statement. “I’m humbled by the incredible care our restaurant teams have shown – from offering free meals to health care workers to feeding school children in need to writing notes of encouragement for guests. They know where the need is in their local community, and our goal for this fund is to support their efforts.”
Chick-fil-A has stated that these funds will be available through June 2020.
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