Eat Chick-fil-A, help City Gospel Mission

Eating at one of two Chick-fil-A restaurants today will benefit the City Gospel Mission through its Feed Cincy Now campaign.

From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 15 percent of a diners purchase will be donated to City Gospel Mission when mentioning the mission when ordering. That’s when servers will press their Spirit Day Button.

The offer is good at the Deerfield Crossing location, 5150 Merten Drive and the West Chester Township Voice of America restaurant, 7733 VOA Centre Dr.

“We feel that true philanthropy will be returned to an individual or company many times over and that it is important to show our children and our society that people are more important than financial returns,’’ said Markus Schleidt, owner of the restaurants.

“That doesn’t mean that it isn’t important to make money, but a person or company…is not truly successful without generosity as one of the keystones of its operating principles.”

Diners are also asked to bring non-perishable food items and personal care products to either location for distribution to those served by the mission. Anyone who brings items will be entered in a contest to win a free Chick-fil-A meal every week for a year.

“Both efforts are part of our Feed Cincy Now campaign, our most ambitious effort yet to break the cycle of poverty and despair in Great Cincinnati by feeding bodies, minds and souls through food and shelter, jobs, recovery and youth development,’’ said Tim Curtis, communications director for City Gospel Mission.

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