Foodservice operators have a unique opportunity to help reduce food waste, which is exactly what Chick-fil-A is doing with its latest launch. As part of its Chick-fil-A Shared Table® food donation program, the foodservice chain has debuted its first-ever digital cookbook, available at no cost. Chick-fil-A is also donating a collective $1 million to Feeding America®, Second Harvest in Canada, and seven Chick-fil-A Shared Table nonprofit partners working to address food insecurity and hunger.
"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," said Brent Fielder, Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility. "Participating Chick-fil-A Owner-Operators across the U.S. and Canada care for their neighbors and communities through Chick-fil-A Shared Table food donations, collectively donating over 23 million meals in the past 11 years. While we're pleased with this milestone, we know there is more work to be done, which is why we're spotlighting this important issue."
Titled Extra Helpings: Inspiring Stories and Imaginative Recipes from Chick-fil-A Shared Table®, the digital cookbook includes:
Through the Chick-fil-A Shared Table program, the company is working to help to reduce food waste and help turn surplus food from Chick-fil-A restaurants into nourishing meals for those in need, a press release explained.
Since the Chick-fil-A Shared Table program launched in 2012, more than 23 million meals have been created from donations from nearly 2,000 Chick-fil-A restaurants throughout the United States and Canada. The program also supports Chick-fil-A's corporate social responsibility goal to divert more than 25 million pounds of restaurant food waste from landfills by 2025.
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