Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A is no longer funding two organizations that oppose same-sex marriage, the company said Monday. The Atlanta-based restaurant chain has come under fire from LGBTQ+ activists for donating millions of dollars to two Christian charities: The Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
However a spokeswoman for Chick-fil-A said on Monday.: “We made multi-year commitments to both organizations and we fulfilled those obligations in 2018.” The company also said that it was refocusing its donations to groups centered on “hunger, homelessness and education” beginning in the new year.
Chick-fil-A said in a statement: “Beginning in 2020 the Chick-fil-A Foundation will introduce a more focused giving approach, donating to a smaller number of organizations working exclusively in the areas of hunger, homelessness and education. We have also proactively disclosed our 2018 tax filing and a preview of 2019 gifts to date on chick-fil-afoundation.org,” the statement added. “The intent of charitable giving from the Chick-fil-A Foundation is to nourish the potential in every child.”
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