Washington D.C., Jan 9, 2020 / 09:30 am
Chick-fil-A's CEO has said that the restaurant chain "inadvertently discredited" many faith-based organizations when it announced last year that it was adjusting its corporate giving last year. The admission came in a December letter to a Christian organization.
"As you have seen, recently we announced changes to our giving strategy at the Chick-fil-A Foundation. These changes were made to better focus on hunger, homelessness and education," said Dan T. Cathy in a letter dated December 5, 2019.
"We understand how some thought we were abandoning our longstanding support of faith-based organizations. We inadvertently discredited several outstanding organizations that have effectively served communities for years," he added.
The letter, addressed to American Family Association president Tim Wildon, made clear that the company's Corporate Purpose, "to glorify God by being a faithful steward to all that is entrusted to us. To have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A," would not be changing.