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Yum! Brands to Celebrate 18th Anniversary of Founders' Day With Local Canned Food Drive

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
In October 1997, PepsiCo spun off its three restaurant brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – to form a new company based out of Louisville, KY. ... Read More

KFC South Africa ‘Spins’ for Add Hope Initiative

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The KFC South Africa Supply Chain team recently hosted a ‘Spin-a-thon’ fundraiser to raise awareness and funds for their Add Hope initiative, a program designed to provide opportunities to give back in ... Read More

Yum! Singapore Charity Lunch raises funds to provide 13,000 meals to children in need

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
TYum! Restaurant Support Center (RSC) employees in Singapore collected enough donations to feed more than 13,000 children during a World Hunger Relief Charity Lunch event ... Read More

Yum! Brands Foundation and the ARK project perform random acts of kindness throughout Louisville

Friday, August 28, 2015
This summer Yum! Brands Foundation partnered with The Acts of Random Kindness (ARK) Project to complete various acts of service in the Louisville, KY community... Read More

More than 25,000 fans attend KFC Mini-Football Championship in Moscow

Friday, July 24, 2015
The KFC’s Mini-Football Championship, an International soccer tournament, took place earlier this month in Moscow, Russia with over 2,000 teams and more than 15,000 players participating... Read More

KFC UK’s Recruitment Team Prepares York Road Project Residents To Enter Job Market

Friday, July 24, 2015
The KFC UK Recruitment team recently visited the York Road Project homeless shelter to help prepare clients to enter the job market. The team spent several hours with the shelter’s clients... Read More

Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program Celebrates 30th Anniversary by Awarding a Kindergartener $30,000 College Fund

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT!, the longest-running children's literacy program in the U.S., is celebrating its 30th anniversary of inspiring a love of reading among young people by giving one lucky child $30,000 towards their college education ... Read More

KFC Africa’s Chief Executive Officer Camps Out To Raise Awareness For South Africa’s Homeless

Thursday, July 9, 2015
On one of the coldest nights in winter, South Africa’s CEO’s and business leaders, including KFC South Africa Chief Operating Officer (COO) Doug Smart, slept under the Johannesburg stars for one night, to create hope and a home for South Africa's most vulnerable children ... Read More

KFC Mongolia Franchisee Supplied 38 Orphans with a Day They Will Never Forget

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Mongolian KFC Franchisee Siilen Baatarsaikhan worked with the Rotary Club International’s Rotaract Club of Ulaanbaatar to arrange a visit for 38 Mongolian orphans to her KFC restaurant creating day they will never forget ... Read More

KFC Puerto Rican Franchisee shows huge heart, raising over $27,500 to feed the hungry

Monday, June 22, 2015
KFC franchisee Edelmira Rivera and Banco de Alimentos de Puerto Rico (The Food Bank Of Puerto Rico) partnered together to raise over $27,500 USD and donate over 8,800 pounds of food ... Read More

KFC South Africa Celebrated Feeding 100,000 Children on World Hunger Day

Friday, June 12, 2015
In support of World Hunger Day on May 28, the KFC South Africa team launched the Add Hope “Bowl of Hope” exhibition. The giant bowl is a representation of the meals provided by Add Hope. Visitors were encouraged to donate their R2 into the bowl to help make a difference for the 100,000 children Add Hope feeds each day ... Read More

Chief Public Affairs Officer Jonathan Blum Shares Yum!’s Journey to Become the Defining Global Company that Feeds the World

Thursday, March 12, 2015
At Yum! Brands, we are a company with a Huge Heart and we believe our greatest contribution as a global company is in making food accessible to the less fortunate. We invest in giving back to the communities in which we work and live, making a positive difference in the lives of our ... Read More

KFC and Pizza Hut Honduras named Platinum Huge Heart Champion

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Congratulations to team Cambiando Hambre Por Esparanza, the 2014 Yum! Brands Volunteer for Hope Platinum Huge Heart Champion! This project was led by Honduras franchise partner, Comidas Especializadas from KFC and Pizza Hut, and included more than ... Read More

KFC South Africa Shares Random Acts Of Kindness

Sunday, March 8, 2015
KFC South Africa shared random acts of kindness as part of the International day of ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ on February 17th, 2015. In a heart-warming video the team shared via social media using #RAK15, the KFC team ... Read More


Tuesday, February 24, 2015
In recognition of the Government of India’s national level campaign Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, Yum! Restaurants India recently launched its Swachh SwaYUM initiative, a cleanliness drive across India. Over 10,000 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell employees mobilized Read More


Thursday, November 20, 2014
KFC South Africa has concluded its “31 Days of Hope” campaign, which just during the month of October raised US$340,000 for hunger relief. This brings the brand's 2014 hunger relief total to US$4.8 million, funds that will enable KFC continue to help feed 70,000 South African children each day. Read More


Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Taco Bell Foundation for Teens helped make a recent orchestra rehearsal a star-filled surprise for student musicians at a California high school. Read More

Taco Bell’s Foundation for Teens Graduation Promise Leads to Orchestra Surprise

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Taco Bell Foundation for Teens helped make a recent orchestra rehearsal a star-filled surprise for student musicians at a California high school. Read More

Joe’s Burritopalooza: What Living Más is All About

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Eleven year-old Joe Redmond and Taco Bell have two things in common: a love of burritos and of showing Más Heart… Read More

KFC South Africa Asks “What Do You Hope for in Life?”

Thursday, October 16, 2014
As KFC South Africa encourages customers to Add Hope during its World Hunger Relief campaign, the brand is also sharing some very important voices… Read More

Yum! Brands Celebrates 17 Years, with 17,000 Pounds of Food

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
KFC India has turned a challenge from non-profit organization 17000 ft Foundation into reality, building playgrounds and libraries for children in the remote village of Ladakh… Read More

Happy Birthday, BOOK IT!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
BOOK IT!, the longest-running children's literacy program in the U.S., is celebrating three decades of inspiring a love of reading among young people. The program turned 30 on October 1, which is also National BOOK IT! Day in the U.S. … Read More

#KFCWishBucket Makes Kids' Dreams Come True in India

Monday, September 29, 2014
KFC India has turned a challenge from non-profit organization 17000 ft Foundation into reality, building playgrounds and libraries for children in the remote village of Ladakh… Read More

KFC India Is Turning Clicks to Bricks

Thursday, September 18, 2014
KFC India is helping build libraries and playgrounds for children in rural Ladakh, doing so not just brick by brick… Read More


Monday, September 8, 2014
Thanks to the efforts of Yum! and brand associates across the globe, the Volunteer for Hope (V4H) program has achieved their goal of 10,000… Read More


Tuesday, September 2, 2014
More than 600 KFC US team members are a step closer to obtaining a college degree thanks to the Kentucky Fried Chicken Foundation's REACH Educational Grant Program… Read More

Colonel Sanders Accepts the #ALSIceBucketChallenge

Friday, August 22, 2014
Colonel Sanders is getting in on the chilly action of a social movement that's raising money for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) awareness… Read More

Taco Bell Foundation for Teens Unveils Times Square Yearbook

Friday, August 22, 2014
The Taco Bell Foundation for Teens is celebrating teens' commitments to achieve más by putting their faces front and center in one of the world's most famous thoroughfares: New York City's Times Square… Read More

KFC South Africa, WFP Take 67 Minutes to Add Hope

Friday, July 25, 2014
In observance of former president Nelson Mandela’s birthday July 18, KFC South Africa associates teamed up with volunteers from the World Food Programme to help feed hungry Johannesburg families… Read More

Yum! Brands WHR Efforts Help World Food Programme Exit Bhutan

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
After 40 years of hunger relief efforts in Bhutan, the World Food Programme (WFP) is preparing to fully transition its School Feeding Program to that country’s government in 2018… Read More


Monday, June 2, 2014
At Yum! Brands we believe it is our responsibility and privilege to do everything we can to make a difference in the fight against hunger… Read More


Friday, May 16, 2014
A Yum! Brands Volunteer for Hope team continues to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of seniors, across Oahu, Hawaii, packing and distributing healthy meals to recipients who might otherwise go without. … Read More


Tuesday, April 17, 2014
More than 60 young adults now have the job training needed to be financially independent, thanks to KFC UK's 2013 work training and placement program. Of those who participated, nine were offered permanent team member roles with KFC.… Read More


Friday, March 28, 2014
Yum!'s 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, which tracks the company's performance and progress across focus areas of food, people, environment and community, is now available online… Read More

Yum! India Recognized for Specially-Abled Initiatives

Monday, March 24, 2014
Yum! India received a 2014 Economic Times Retail Award for its focus on employee diversity, specifically its commitment to hiring team members with hearing and speech impairments… Read More

KFC South Africa Inspires Customers to #ChangeOneThing, Add Hope

Friday, February 28, 2014
When a social media craze known as #NekNomination went viral earlier this month, KFC South Africa identified an opportunity to harness the buzz to help in their efforts to feed hungry children… Read More

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