Chick-fil-A has just released its first-ever digital cookbook “Extra Helpings: Inspiring Stories and Inventive Recipes from Chick-fil-A Shared Table” in an effort to raise awareness about combating food security and reducing food waste. It contains 26 recipes inspired by Chick-fil-A Shared Table, a food donation program founded in 2012, and it’s free to download. The program encourages Chick-fil-A locations to donate surplus food to local non-profit organizations that take the surplus food and make hot meals like the ones included in “Extra Helpings.”
Some of the items in the cookbook include Breaded Chicken Fajitas, Chicken Enchiladas, Chicken and Egg Breakfast Casserole, and even their famous coleslaw and the discontinued Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad. Chick-fil-A will also donate $150,000 to Feeding America and Second Harvest and $100,000 to each of their seven Chick-fil-A Shared Table nonprofit partners.
The goal of the program is to keep 25 million pounds of food waste out of landfills by 2025 because according to Feeding America 119 billion pounds of food are wasted every year. Brent Fielder, senior director of corporate social responsibility for Chick-fil-A said “Our goal for “Extra Helpings” is not only to inspire individuals to reimagine their extra food into new, delicious recipes, but also spark conversations about the important issues of food insecurity and food waste.” More information about the cookbook and a free download can be found at extrahelpings.com.