FOOD

Chicken Salad Chick announces establishment of foundation

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

Chicken Salad Chick recently announced the launch of the Chicken Salad Chick Foundation. The foundation is partnering with the American Cancer Society to find a cure and help those affected by the disease, and it will also focus its efforts on ending hunger in America.

The charities chosen by Chicken Salad Chick are extremely important to the hearts of owners Kevin and Stacy Brown, as they have experienced first-hand the overwhelming effects of cancer. In November 2013, Kevin was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer that had aggressively spread to his liver. Despite an extremely demanding treatment schedule, Kevin remains positive and is a constant encouragement to his family, team and community. The Browns are now so grateful that they are able to use their restaurant concept as an avenue for a bigger and more fulfilling purpose in this foundation.

“From the moment of my diagnosis, I knew that contributing to finding a cure for this incredibly devastating disease was where our focus should be placed,” said Kevin. “We are also proud to concentrate on ending hunger in America. We feel that as a restaurant concept founded with an appreciation for health and family, feeding families in need closely aligns with who we are as an organization.”

Chicken Salad Chick welcomes Barclay Smith to their team as the Foundation director. Smith, also known as “Buffalo Barclay” on their restaurant menu, has been a long-time friend of Kevin and Stacy, and brings valuable experience and enthusiasm to this new endeavor.

With the upcoming month of September being Hunger Action Month, the CSC Foundation will partner with Chicken Salad Chick locations and their respective food banks and food pantries to help feed their neighbor in need. Chicken Salad Chick coupon books will be sold at participating locations, with the proceeds going toward fighting food insecurity in those communities. Additionally, the CSC Foundation will host their first annual “Teeing Off on Cancer” event in October, a golf tournament held in Montgomery with the net proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society, the Montgomery Cancer Center and the Cancer Center at EAMC.