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Community Human Services Receives $200,000 Award from Chick-fil-A

Community Human Services Receives $200,000 Grant from Chick-fil-A 
Community Human Services Selected as 2024 Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards® Grant Recipient 
(Monterey, California) – Community Human Services, a local nonprofit serving Monterey County for over fifty years, has been named the recipient of a $200,000 grant through the annual Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards® program. This grant will help further Community Human Service’s efforts in the community to serve those most in need through homeless, substance abuse, and mental health services.
“We are honored to receive this generous grant from Chick-fil-A to support youth, individuals and families struggling with homelessness, substance abuse, and mental health challenges,” remarked Community Human Services Chief Executive Officer Robin McCrae. “This award recognizes the difficult and caring work our staff does 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help those in need.”

Community Human Services is one of 51 True Inspiration Awards grant recipients chosen in 2024, and one of only 2 in California, that are receiving a collective $5.48 million from Chick-fil-A, Inc. To be selected for a grant, organizations must work to address key issues that align with Chick-fil-A's corporate social responsibility priorities: Caring for People, Caring for Others through Food, Caring for our Communities and Caring for our Planet. 
The True Inspiration Awards were established in 2015 to carry on Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy’s legacy of generosity and community service. Since that time, more than 300 grants, ranging from $30,000 to $350,000, have been distributed to organizations located across the North America, including Puerto Rico and Canada.  
“Across the communities Chick-fil-A serves, we strive to have a positive impact, and we are honored to support local nonprofits that are truly making a difference in their neighborhoods,” said Brent Fielder, senior director of corporate social responsibility for Chick-fil-A, Inc. “This year's True Inspiration Awards grant recipients are doing incredible work in their local communities - from feeding those in need to providing resources for military families to supporting the development of students and more. Chick-fil-A is thrilled to help further the impact of these nonprofits through our largest number of True Inspiration Awards to date." 
To see a full list of recipients and learn more about the Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards program, visit? 
About Community Human Services
For over fifty years, Community Human Services has served the most vulnerable members of our communities in Monterey County by providing high-quality homeless, substance abuse, and mental health services. Most recently Community Human Services opened Shuman HeartHouse, the first shelter for homeless women and families with children in Monterey, California. A new housing navigation and resource center for youth experiencing homeless will be opening soon in Salinas, California.  For more information visit, call 831-658-3811 or email
About Chick-fil-A, Inc. 
Chick-fil-A, Inc. is the third largest quick-service restaurant?company?in the United States, known for its freshly-prepared food, signature hospitality and unique franchise model.?More than 200,000 Team Members are employed by independent?owner-operators in more than 3,000 restaurants across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. In 2023, the company shared plans to expand by 2030 into Europe and Asia.
Chick-fil-A owner-operators live and work in the communities their restaurants serve,?each supporting local efforts to address hunger, education, and making a positive impact. The family-owned and privately held company was founded in 1967 by S. Truett Cathy.?More information on Chick-fil-A is available at? 

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