Chick-Fil-A is often maligned by some segments of the mainstream media and far left-leaning people on social media for its CEO Dan Cathy’s public upholding of traditional, biblical views on marriage. It was national news when Cathy, son of Chick-Fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy, stated publicly that he was “guilty as charged” when it came to supporting traditional marriage, leading to boycotts of the chain across the country.
But in the wake of the horrifying tragedy of the bloody attack on a gay nightclub, Pulse in Orlando, that left 50 dead and more than 50 injured, Chick-Fil-A did something completely out of the ordinary that has not generated much media coverage at all.
It is well known that Chick-Fil-A, keeping in line with its biblical corporate values, closes all of its locations on Sundays. But in the face of tragedy, they broke their corporate policy and opened their location on University and Rouse Roads to aid those giving blood to the victims of the attacks.
Employees cooked up hundreds of their chicken sandwiches and brewed dozens of gallons of sweet tea and delivered the food and drinks to the One Blood donation center. The food and drinks were handed out, free of charge, to all the people who had lined up to donate blood.
in an interview Cindy Coffman, Chick-fil-A’s Area Marketing Director, said “When you’re in the midst of a tragedy, you just go where you’re told you are needed. We went out this morning and took chicken biscuits, orange juice, and coffee to police and firefighters and even some of the volunteers as well. We were able to go over to the community blood center and give cards for free sandwiches to some of the people who were donating blood. The community around us has been absolutely incredible. We feel humbled to just be a part of the bigger picture.”