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Chick-fil-A, food charities pack 10,000 meals for food bank
Chick-fil-A owner/operator Bobby Shoemaker, right, and his family help restaurant employees and volunteers bag 10,000 meals donated by Chick-fil-A for the food bank on Wednesday to celebrate the restaurant's opening in New Holland.
Chick-fil-A employees and volunteers in New Holland spent Wednesday morning making 10,000 meals of red lentil jambalaya, but don’t look for it on the menu. To celebrate the opening of the new location on Jesse Jewell Parkway in the growing area of Gainesville, owner/operator Bobby Shoemaker worked with Feeding Children Everywhere to buy and bag 10,000 meals that were donated to the Georgia Mountain Food Bank. The bags have a shelf life of two years, according to Steve Mueller, operations director of the food bank, and represent between 1,500 and 2,000 pounds of food.