Chick-fil-A is opening a new franchise in West Hartford, CT and ran a promotion on their Facebook page asking ‘What would you do with 50 free sandwiches?” Christopher Johnson, assistant pastor of Poquonock Community Church of Windsor, CT, responded to Chik-fil-A’s question by stating that he would give the sandwiches to The Rev. Bryan Bywater and to his work through Church Army USA for the homeless in the city. Soon after, the fast food chain responded and said the sandwiches would go to Fr. Bryan and Church Army USA.
Fr. Bryan brought the sandwiches downtown and met up with Officer Jim Barrett, the liaison officer in City Hall, who works with the homeless population of Hartford. Officer Jim escorted them from city hall to the library across the street, where they were allowed to “set up catering”. Many of those served by Church Army USA gather there during cold, wet days. They gave out all the sandwiches they had!
Church Army USA and Fr. Bryan would like to thank Chik-fil-A for putting hot food in the bellies of men and women trying to get by and for helping Church Army USA and the Hartford Police care for the fragile and marginalized in their awesome city. The ADNE is thankful to Fr. Bryan for this story and the great photos of a great day! Please be sure to keep them and their work in your prayers.