Three Reading Chick-fil-A Restaurants Come Together to Help Save Homeless Shelter

READING, Pa.—In response to a recent news story on, three Berks County Chick-fil-A restaurants are joining forces to help raise money for the homeless shelter at City Light Ministries.

A report on July 18 share with the community details of the dire needs of the shelter, which housed the homeless during last year’s brutal winter when the other two area shelters—Opportunity House and Hope Rescue Mission—were full.

Joe Sclafani, pastor of City Light Ministries, said the ministry would like to continue the shelter, but the building needs about $50,000 in upgrades to be up to code. Otherwise, the shelter will close and many of Reading’s homeless may be on the streets again this winter.

Chick-fil-A at Exeter Commons (4675 Perkiomen Ave.), Chick-fil-A at Broadcasting Square (2707 N. Meridian Blvd.) and Chick-fil-A at Berkshire Mall (1665 State Hill Road) will host a joint fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. August 11, when 10 percent of all sales will be donated to the cause.

For more information on the restaurants participating, visit:

About Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a family owned and privately held restaurant company dedicated to serving the communities in which its restaurants operate. Credited with inventing the chicken sandwich, Chick-fil-A serves nutritious, freshly prepared food in more than 1,800 restaurants in 39 states and Washington, D.C.

Founded by S. Truett Cathy in 1967, Chick-fil-A produced sales of $5 billion in 2013. Chick-fil-A was recognized in 2013 as one of America’s “Most Inspiring Companies” by Forbes Magazine and “Best Places to Work” by Glassdoor™, among other honors. More information on Chick-fil-A is available on the chain’s website, located at

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Chick-fil-A at Exeter Commons | 4675 Perkiomen Avenue | Reading, PA 19606
Contact: Amy Mongiovi | Restaurant Marketing Director |

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