ATLANTA — A press release today outlining the Chick-fil-A Foundation’s approach to charitable giving and subsequent follow-up has revealed that the Georgia-based restaurant will no longer donate to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes or The Salvation Army.
That statement pointed to how the restaurant chain will commit some $9 million towards education, addressing homelessness among youth, and fighting hunger in 2020. A representative later confirmed, according to various media outlets, that the company had completed its obligations to donate to the FCA and Salvation Army and would no longer be doing so.
Chick-fil-A’s association with those organizations had drawn the ire of LGBTQ groups in recent years, leading to protests and attempts to bar the chain from having a presence at airports and on college campuses. Most recently, a mall in the United Kingdom elected to not renew the restaurant’s license amid protests.
Despite protests that began in 2012 after the company’s CEO expressed support for marriage between one man and one woman, Chick-fil-A has ridden a wave of support among conservatives, more than doubling its sales in becoming the country’s third largest chain behind McDonald’s and Starbucks.