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Salvation Army Releases Statement following Chick-fil-A’s Decision to Halt Donations

Salvation Army Releases Statement following Chick-fil-A's Decision to Halt Donations

Salvation Army Releases Statement following Chick-fil-A’s Decision to Halt Donations



The Salvation Army expressed disappointment in a “corporate partner” Monday after Chick-fil-A announced it would no longer donate to the ministry and instead would give money to other homeless and hunger charities beginning in 2020.


The move by Chick-fil-A has angered fans and sparked pushback from some of its most well-known supporters, including from Mike Huckabee, who said in a series of tweets the company had “betrayed loyal customers” and “surrendered to anti-Christian hate groups.” 


Chick-fil-A donated $115,000 to the Salvation Army and $1,650,000 to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in 2018, according to a tax form released Monday. 


But Chick-fil-A said Monday that beginning in 2020, its Foundation would donate to Junior Achievement USA, Covenant House International and local food banks. It is part of a new strategy to “deepen its giving to a smaller number of organizations working exclusively in the areas of education, homelessness and hunger,” according to a press release


LGBT groups have long criticized Chick-fil-A for its donations to the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. 


The Salvation Army, in a statement, said it already works in the areas of education, homelessness and hunger – the three areas Chick-fil-A said it would target.


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