Chick-fil-A Picks Helping Hand, Tri-CYA for ‘Heroes’ Program

Two Huntington nonprofits have been awarded free meals for a year at the new Chick-fil-A restaurant, part of the company’s recognition and celebration of local heroes.

Tri-CYA and Helping Hand Rescue Mission, were chosen for the meals.

The Rev. Kim Gambino of Helping Hand said she would award the meals to core volunteers who have assisted Helping Hand throughout the year. “W ne are so happy to have Chick-fil-A recognize us. We have partnered with them before and they’ve provided food for our family fun days,” she said.

Debbie Rimmler said, “We are grateful to Chick-fil-A for recognizing our dedicated workers, and thank them for coming to this community and not only providing tasty food but employment opportunties.”

The Huntington restaurant, on Jericho Turnpike in the former eastern lot of Target, is owned and operated by Noah Levy. His restaurant will be participating in the  Chick-fil-A Shared Table™ Program, an initiative that redirects surplus food from the restaurant to local soup kitchens, shelters, food banks and nonprofits in need.

The Chick-fil-A program identiies people who are serving their communities where new restaurants are opening and rewards them with a free weekly meal for a year.

The restaurant officially opened Thursday.


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