Food banks that received meals from the hour-long meal packing extravaganza in Dallas last month are reporting that the meals are flying off the shelves.
Chick-fil-A partnered with Feeding Children Everywhere (FCE) to host a huge Hunger Project, during which more than 5,000 volunteers packed a total of 1,073,528 meals for hungry families in just one hour.
The meals have since been distributed to 14 food banks across the U.S. And those food banks have reported that the meals are making a real difference.
Randy of Freestore Food Bank in Cincinnati reports:
“We received the meals and our agencies and their clients love it. The meals are exactly what we need. All of the meals have already been reserved by our agencies. Thank you so much for making a difference in the Cincinnati community and in the lives of the people we help.”
Kris of St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance in Phoenix adds:
“The food has already started to help feed the community. We have a very quick turnaround time with donations because there’s such a high need, and we service two-thirds of Arizona. As always, thanks so much for always thinking about us with these meals! They’re a great set of protein for our clients!”
Jody of the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C. says:
“This will benefit many people in the community. We plan to put the meals on our online ordering system where community partners can order them and distribute it at their food pantries.”
Elizabeth from Philabundance Food Bank in Philadelphia concludes:
“We received 9,108 pounds of the meals. We gave meals to our member agencies who feed folks directly, and we will continue to distribute them until they’re gone.”
Chick-fil-A’s partnership with FCE is a longstanding one, beginning in 2014 when the organization was brought in as a partner for Chick-fil-A Leader Academy kickoff events. Since then, FCE has continued to be a valued partner for the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and at many grand openings of new restaurants.
The restaurant chain has activated tens of thousands of Hunger Heroes to package millions of meals for hungry people right here in the U.S.