Doing good has long been a pillar of Chick-fil-A’s success, and it’s also the motivation behind “Extra Helpings.” In the U.S. alone, 119 billion pounds of food are wasted each year, according to Feeding America. And since 40% of that waste comes from the grocery and restaurant industries, Chick-fil-A decided it wanted to make a difference. With its goal of keeping 25 million pounds of food waste out of landfills by 2025, Chick-fil-A Shared Table was the perfect way to repurpose wasted resources while simultaneously feeding hungry communities.
With more than 1,500 Chick-fil-A locations participating in the Chick-fil-A Shared Table program, the fast food giant has donated enough food to create 23 million meals, which have been distributed to communities throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada. “Our goal for “Extra Helpings” is not only to inspire individuals to reimagine their extra food into new, delicious recipes, but also spark conversations about the important issues of food insecurity and food waste,” Brent Fielder, senior director of corporate social responsibility for Chick-fil-A, Inc. said in a press release.
To learn more about “Extra Helpings: Inspiring Stories and Inventive Recipes from Chick-fil-A Shared Table,” or to download your free copy, visit Extrahelpings.com