On Wednesday, March 28, Chick-fil-A Haywood Road provided chicken sandwich meals to all shelter residents living at the 417 Rutherford Street campus in Greenville, SC. Residents were treated to a sandwich, chips and cookies delivered by the Chick-fil-A cow mascot and select store representatives.
Meals were made available as a part of the franchise’s, “Help Others Eat More Chicken” initiative, where customers at local Chick-fil-A stores were asked to donate a meal back to the community. For every meal donated, Chick-fil-A pledged a one-to-one match.
“The Salvation Army is extremely grateful to Chick-fil-A and to the generosity of the local Chick-fil-A customer,” shares Major Pete Costas, Area Commander for The Salvation Army of Greenville, Pickens and Oconee Counties. “Not only are we appreciative of the hot meals, but we are particularly moved by the compassion that it represents. Our residents and dining hall staff are always excited when the community shows that it cares in such a large way and are certainly looking forward to being treated to such an iconic meal that is beloved across the Upstate and beyond.”
The Salvation Army’s Rutherford Street Dining Hall serves 141,000 meals annually to individuals and families living in poverty in Greenville and surrounding communities. Individuals residing in either The Salvation Army’s Women & Children’s Emergency Shelter, Men’s Shelter, or Men’s Residential Substance Abuse Program are provided three, hot meals a day every day of the year.
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To learn more about The Salvation Army’s many programs in Greenville that are helping to meet needs and transform lives for the better, please call 864-235-4803 or visit the website at www.salvationarmygreenville.org.