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Yum! Brands’ World Hunger Relief Efforts Result in
Record–Breaking $37 Million in Cash and Food Donations
More Than 148 Million Meals Provided to United Nations
World Food Programme and Other Hunger Relief Agencies
LOUISVILLE, KY, January 9, 2014 - Yum! Brands’ (NYSE: YUM) 2013 World Hunger Relief efforts featuring World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador Against Hunger, Multi-Grammy Award winner and international superstar Christina Aguilera, created unprecedented awareness and engagement and raised a record-breaking $37 million in overall cash and food donations for WFP and other hunger relief agencies.
World Hunger Relief is the world's largest private sector hunger relief effort, spanning more than 130 countries and territories, 40,000 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants and more than 1.5 million employees and franchise associates.
“It is unacceptable that nearly 1 billion people around the world are going to bed hungry every night,” said David Novak, Chairman and CEO, Yum! Brands, Inc. “We believe that it is our privilege and responsibility to do everything we can to make a difference in fighting world hunger to save lives.”
“I’m inspired and proud of our employees, franchisees and their families who have raised record-breaking funds and food donations and volunteered in their local communities toward hunger relief,” said Novak. “With the help of our global spokesperson Christina Aguilera lending her voice, we were able to raise more awareness than ever about this critical issue.”
Every U.S. dollar raised goes directly toward WFP’s operations to fight hunger worldwide, mostly to disaster relief, such as Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and school meals programs. Just one U.S. dollar provides meals to four hungry children at school.
“We are grateful for Yum! Brands’ ongoing commitment to working with us to achieve a world with zero hunger,” said WFP’s Executive Director Ertharin Cousin. “World Hunger Relief campaign funds will help WFP provide nutritious food to the world’s most hungry people. We greatly appreciate this support.”
Since World Hunger Relief launched in 2007, the effort has resulted in more than $185 million in cash and food donations for WFP and other hunger relief organizations and is helping to provide 740 million meals and save the lives of millions of people in remote corners of the world.
For more information and to see how the campaign is activated around the world, visit www.hungertohope.com.
Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has over 40,000 restaurants in more than 130 countries and territories. Yum! is ranked #201 on the Fortune 500 with revenues of over $13 billion in 2012 and in 2013 was named among the top 100 Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. The Company’s restaurant brands - KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell - are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. Outside the United States, the Yum! Brands system opened over five new restaurants each day of the year, making it a leader in international retail development.
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Yum! News 2014
September 17, 2014 Pizza Hut Opens First Restaurant in Africa; Milestone in South Africa Spotlights Company’s Expansion in Emerging Markets
August 5, 2014 Yum! Brands, KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Launch World Hunger Relief Effort with Global Spokesperson Christina Aguilera in New “Pass The Red Cup” Challenge; Aguilera uses Powerful Voice to Raise Awareness and Funds for Nearly 850 Million Hungry Worldwide
July 1, 2014 Yum! Brands Opens First KFC in Bolivia; World’s Most Popular Chicken Chain Expands in Emerging Markets
June 10, 2014 Lift a Life Foundation Mobilizes Nearly 200,000 Students Nationwide with Second Annual “Lead2Feed World Hunger Leadership Challenge” in Partnership with USA TODAY Charitable Foundation; Yum! Brands Foundation Awards Over $250,000 in Grant Prizes to 100 Student Teams For U.S. Hunger Relief Charities
May 1, 2014 Yum! Brands Announces CEO Succession Plan, Becomes Effective on January 1, 2015
April 9, 2014 Yum! Brands Opens First Pizza Hut in Iraq; Milestone Spotlights Company’s Expansion in Emerging Markets
March 31, 2014 Yum! Brands Releases New CSR Report and Declares April “CSR Month”
March 26, 2014 KFC China Launches New Menu and Marketing Strategy Nationwide; Milestone Signifies Next Phase of Company’s Aggressive and Comprehensive Plan to Restage KFC in China
January 9, 2014 Yum! Brands’ World Hunger Relief Efforts Result in Record–Breaking $37 Million in Cash and Food Donations
January 7, 2014 Yum! Brands Appoints Gibbs President of Pizza Hut U.S., Marker as General Manager of KFC U.S.
January 3, 2014 Cricket Fans Take Flight in KFC Australia’s Green & Gold Skybox