Morehead City soup kitchen serving up Chick-fil-A to the needy

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (WITN) - A local restaurant made a very special delivery Tuesday morning.

The Chick-fil-A in Morehead City has spent the last two weeks working with their customers to sponsor meals for the Hope Mission soup kitchen and today they delivered.

Chick-fil-A employees and some very loyal customers showed up at Hope Mission to pack and serve the meals to those in need.

Their goal was to have enough sponsored meals to cover at least one day, but thanks to donations, the restaurant will be able to provide another round of meals to the soup kitchen for a different day.

"There's about a 150 to 155 people every day that we provide meals for here and Chick-fil-A will be scattered all around Carteret County today," says Gene McLendon, the executive director of Hope Mission.

"That's such a cool powerful idea that a business can partner with the people they serve to serve the community," says Patrick Conneely, the owner of Chick-fil-A in Morehead City.

This is the fifth year Chick-fil-A in Morehead City has partnered with Hope Mission.

Conneely says his crew will be back in June to serve another meal.