Chick-fil-A Santee will host `Stuff the Truck’ event to benefit Santee Santas on Saturday, Dec. 1

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

The Chick-fil-A® Santee restaurant is hosting a “Stuff the Truck” event from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 to support Santee Santas, a local nonprofit that assists families in need during the holidays.

The community is invited to visit the restaurant at 9418 Mission George Road to “Stuff the Truck” with new, unwrapped toys and non-perishable canned food items to benefit Santee Santas.

In return for a donation, guests will receive their choice of a free Chick-fil-A entrée. Choices include an Original Chicken Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chick-fil-A Nuggets (8-count) or Chick-n-Strips (3-count).

“One of our goals at Chick-fil-A Santee is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we come in contact with,” said Kyle Steck, franchise operator of Chick-fil-A Santee. “We want to invite our guests to start the holiday season by giving back to our local community in a meaningful way while enjoying some of our delicious food.”

Now in its 65th year, Santee Santas is an all-volunteer nonprofit that provides help to members of the Santee community who live within the Santee School District and are in need of assistance. Volunteers include school district employees, city of Santee staff, firefighters, local businesses, service organizations, mobile home parks and local citizens working together to make each year’s endeavors successful. The nonprofit’s signature effort is an annual holiday children’s toy and food drive that brings the Christmas spirit to about 300 families, including many low-income seniors. Volunteers also give out hundreds of poinsettias to low-income seniors who live at mobile-home parks throughout the city.