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(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- The owners of 60 metro Atlanta Chick-fil-A restaurants provided 5,900 lunches Wednesday to children in seven counties who typically receive free and reduced lunches at school, reports Marietta Daily Journal.

The food made its way to children through MUST Ministries, whose summer lunch program has been around for 19 years. Program volunteers meet at churches in Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Forsyth, Gwinnett, north Fulton, Paulding and Pickens counties five days a week to make, pack and deliver lunches to nearly 6,000 children across eight counties for 10 weeks during the summer.

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Kaye Cagle, a spokeswoman for MUST Ministries, told the MDJ that businesses, families and senior assisted living homes frequently donate meals and food to the program through local churches. The Chick-fil-A effort on Wednesday marked the first time a business has agreed to donate meals to feed every child for a day, Cagle said.

The Chick-fil-A meal included a chicken sandwich, chips and a cookie.

MUST said it expects to provide 250,000 lunches during the 10-week summer lunch program.

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