Chick-fil-A, a company who donated nearly $16 million to charities in 2018, is going to stop giving money to the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Wall Street Journal reported on November 18. The two groups have been accused of being antigay, with The Salvation Army receiving $115,000 and the FCA receiving $1.65 million from Chick-fil-A in 2018, according to the company's tax filings.
As they try to expand, Chick-fil-A has faced backlash in the U.S. and abroad. In October, there was a boycott in the U.K. when Chick-fil-A attempted to open a restaurant. Protests erupted in Toronto when Chick-fil-A launched its first international restaurant in September. Opposition from politicians in March led the opening of a Chick-fil-A in Buffalo to be canceled.
In the future, Chick-fil-A said they would donate to groups who focus on education, homelessness and hunger.
The amount of money the fast food chain donated to charity in 2018 was up $5 million from 2017 and 2016.