Local church becomes Chick-fil-A distribution point to help nonprofits


    GREENFIELD — Starting in March, Park Chapel Christian Church in Greenfield will become an official Chick-fil-A distribution point, where residents can buy lunch once a week knowing their dining choice will benefit local charities.

    It’s all part of the mission Park Chapel, one of the county’s largest churches, has adopted with its pay-it-forward campaign. Members of the congregation have adopted the tagline, #blesstheworld, as they set out to make a positive difference in the community by spreading goodwill.

    The Rev. Danny Curry, the church’s lead pastor, made the announcement during worship service Sunday, flanked by two church elders dressed in cow costumes carrying signs proclaiming the fast food chain’s “Eat more chicken” slogan and triggering cheers from a crowd of more than 600.

    Chick-fil-A is one of the most commonly requested restaurants among county residents, and Park Chapel is putting that demand to good use. Every Wednesday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Curry said, area residents can come to Park Chapel, 1176 E. McKenzie Road, for lunch, where a limited Chick-fil-A menu will be on sale. And every week, the church will choose a local nonprofit organization to receive 100 percent of the meal proceeds, which they can then use to further their own missions of helping Hancock County residents in need.

    Groups like Love In The Name of Christ (Love INC), the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen and the Hope House will be among the beneficiaries, along with the church’s international mission trips to countries including Kenya and Haiti, church leaders say.

    Read more in an upcoming edition of the Daily Reporter.