Chick-fil-A Opens on Sunday to Feed Blood Donors in Orlando

Chick-fil-A Opens on Sunday to Feed Blood Donors in Orlando

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Chick-fil-A typically closes on Sundays, but in Orlando this Sunday was different.

Following the weekend’s horrific shooting at an Orlando LGBT nightclub, employees from an area store handed out free sandwiches and iced tea to people waiting in line to donate blood.

Our restaurant, along with a couple of others in the area, simply responded just like numerous other Orlando businesses and residents have done — we came together as a community to lift those in need,” the restaurant wrote in a Facebook comment.

(Courtesy of Chick-fil-A Lee Vista)

Reached for comment, a Chick-fil-A spokesperson said, “I can confirm that while we have a corporate policy that firmly states we are closed for business on Sundays, there have been rare cases that move our local operators to respond with food donations to help communities in need. The events in Orlando stirred our local restaurant owners and their teams to band together to provide nourishment to first responders as well as volunteers who donated blood. We do not think this requires any recognition. It is the least we can do in this community we love.”

At the end of the day, we are all Americans. We have a responsibility to one another.