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ATLANTA, GA, November 30, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In what has become a holiday tradition for Church's Chicken®, the Atlanta-based global chicken brand is once again lending its support to the iconic Fire Station 16's annual Firehouse Toy Drive & Luncheon. Highlights of the popular community gathering include a free toy giveaway from Santa to underserved Atlanta-area children, as well as a free lunch featuring Church's signature hand-battered fried chicken, Honey-Butter Biscuits™, and a variety of home-style sides. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at the historic Fire Station 16, located at 1048 Joseph E. Boone Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30314.
"Church's is honored to continue its relationship with one of our community's most beloved holiday charities," says Georgia Margeson, Senior Director of Advertising and Marketing for Church's Chicken. "Giving back to our neighbors and guests is a huge part of who we are as a brand, and this annual event has become something our Atlanta-based team members look forward to each year."
This year, in addition to serving lunch for nearly 600 kids and their parents, Church's will be joined by Austin Perine, the four-year-old "superhero" against hunger, who will help distribute superhero capes to the kids at the event. The adorable Austin has partnered Church's at numerous charity feeding events throughout the year at homeless shelters and other non-profit organizations across the country. "Austin embodies the childlike spirit of giving and kindness we all strive for…" adds Margeson, "not just during the holidays, but all year round. We're very excited he's going to be at the event."
Atlanta Fire Chief, Al Howard, echoes the warm sentiment for the season. "The Toy Drive and Luncheon has been a part of the greater Atlanta community for more than 48 years," he says. "It is because of partners like Church's and the generosity of all those who live or work in Atlanta that we've been able to maintain this worthwhile tradition for those in need." Other highlights at the annual Firehouse Toy Drive & Luncheon include music, family-friendly entertainment, and an appearance by Churchie, the brand's mascot, and magician C. Magic.
"Atlanta has been such a great place to work, live, and do business since our headquarters first relocated here more than 20 years ago," says Margeson. "Our commitment to this community is very special to us and we look forward to participating in the Fire House 16 Holiday Toy Drive and Luncheon for many years to come."
About Church's Chicken®
Founded in San Antonio, TX in 1952 by George W. Church, Church's Chicken® is one of the largest quick service restaurant chicken chains in the world. Church's® specializes in Original and Spicy Chicken freshly prepared throughout the day in small batches that are hand-battered and double-breaded, Tender Strips®, honey-butter biscuits made from scratch and freshly baked, and classic, home-style sides all for a great value. Church's® (along with its sister brand Texas Chicken® outside the Americas) has more than 1,500 locations in 23 countries and international territories and system-wide sales of more than $1 billion. For more information, visit www.churchs.com. Follow Church's® on Facebook at www.facebook.com/churchschicken and Twitter at www.twitter.com/churchschicken.
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