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Yum! Brands Launches Defining Global Volunteer Movement
Hunger to Hope Volunteer Challenge Encourages Local Community Service
Louisville, KY, October 2, 2012 – Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM), the world’s largest restaurant company and parent of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, today launched a global initiative that empowers the company’s more than 1.4 million associates to give back to the communities in which they live and work through volunteerism.
The Hunger to Hope Volunteer Challenge encourages employees to make a lasting local impact on the hunger issue. The program enables employees to connect with each other to develop teams and identify non-profit partner agencies to tackle a local hunger issue. In 2013, all participating teams will be evaluated by a panel of judges and the teams who made the biggest impacts will receive grants, as much as $20,000 each, for their partner agencies. The challenge is designed to be a year-round, ongoing effort.
“As we approach our 15th anniversary as a company, I’m incredibly proud of our franchise partners and employees and their efforts throughout the years to end world hunger,” said David Novak, Yum! Chairman and CEO. “With one in seven people going to bed hungry every night, it’s an issue that affects us all. In addition to the millions of dollars we raise annually through the World Hunger Relief program, we have the capability to impact even more lives, which is why we are introducing this volunteer movement.”
The new volunteer program builds on the company’s legacy of supporting hunger relief initiatives. To date, Yum! has raised $115 million for WFP and other hunger relief organizations, helping to provide 460 million meals and save the lives of millions of people in remote corners of the world.
The company will chronicle its journey to end hunger and the Hunger to Hope Volunteer Challenge through its first blog at fromhungertohope.com. The blog will follow employees as they complete community service projects and will help tell the stories of progress that the company is making to address hunger locally.
Yum! also addresses hunger in the U.S. through its Harvest program. Harvest has become the largest prepared-food donation program with more than 148 million pounds of food at a value of nearly $650 million provided in the last two decades to the hungry.
For more information on Yum!’s hunger relief efforts visit www.fromhungertohope.com.
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Yum! News 2012
November 29, 2012 Yum! Brands Announces Full-Year 2013 Expectations; Reconfirms Full-Year 2012 EPS Growth Forecast of at least 13%; Will Host Investor Update Meeting Thursday, December 6, 2012
October 24, 2012 Muhammad Ali Center Peace Gardens Top 100 Worldwide As Program Kicks-Off Third Year of Offering School Garden Grants That Help Teach Children Multicultural Respect, Hunger Relief and Nutrition; Yum! Brands Foundation Underwrites Peace Garden Initiative as Extension of World Hunger Relief Effort through Partnership with National Gardening Association
October 3, 2012 World Food Programme Ambassador Christina Aguilera and Yum! Brands Chairman David Novak Honored at State Department with George McGovern Leadership Award
October 2, 2012 Yum! Brands Launches Defining Global Volunteer Movement; Hunger to Hope Volunteer Challenge Encourages Local Community Service
September 27, 2012 Yum! Brands, KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Launch Annual World Hunger Relief Effort with Global Spokesperson Christina Aguilera Using Her Voice for Good in New Public Service Announcement; Aguilera Urges People to Help the Nearly 1 Billion Hungry Worldwide; Visit FromHungertoHope.com
September 25, 2012 Yum! China Celebrates 25th Anniversary and 4,000th KFC Restaurant; Milestone Spotlights Company’s Growth and Leading Position in China
September 24, 2012 Yum! Brands Receives Gold Award for Excellence for “Taking People With You” Employee Leadership Training Program from Prestigious Learning and Development Organization Brandon Hall Group; Building People Capability Drives Culture and Business at World’s Largest Restaurant Company
August 3, 2012 Yum! Brands Chairman and CEO David Novak Receives “2012 CEO of the Year” Honor from Chief Executive Magazine
August 1, 2012 Christina Aguilera Uses Voice for Good in New Public Service Announcement for Yum! Brands’ World Hunger Relief Effort This Fall
June 27, 2012 Chief Executive Magazine Names Yum! Brands’ Chairman and CEO David Novak 2012 CEO of the Year
April 30, 2012 Yum! Brands Inc. Promotes Carucci President and Grismer Chief Financial Officer
April 13, 2012 Tomorrow’s Leaders Find Solutions to Fight World Hunger Today by Leveraging Principles in Yum! Brands Chairman and CEO David Novak’s Bestselling Book: TAKING PEOPLE WITH YOU: The Only Way to Make BIG Things Happen
March 23, 2012 Yum! Brands Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.285 per Share
January 6, 2012 Little Sheep Shareholders Approve Privatization Proposal
January 3, 2012 Yum! Brands Chairman and CEO David Novak Shares Break-Through Leadership Strategies in New Book, TAKING PEOPLE WITH YOU: The Only Way to Make BIG Things Happen
December 05, 2011 Yum! Brands Announces Full-Year 2012 Expectations; Raises 2011 EPS Growth Forecast to at least 13%, Excluding Special Items; Will Host Investor Update Meeting Wednesday, December 7, 2011