Yum! Brands Foundation
As a global restaurant company, our goal is to feed the world—especially those who are at risk of going to bed hungry. With more than 41,000 restaurants in 125 countries and territories, the world is our community, which is why the Yum! Brands Foundation supports charitable organizations that are working to solve hunger both locally and around the globe. We also support organizations that are important to our associates and our franchise partners in the areas of arts, education, social services and diversity. In 2014, the Yum! Brands Foundation invested nearly $7 million in the communities in which we live and work.
The Yum! Brands Foundation supports various local nonprofits working to serve those in need in our hometown of Louisville, KY. For example, Dare to Care Food Bank is our local hunger partner and the Yum! Brands Foundation provides up to $1 million annually to support their operations throughout Louisville and southern Indiana.
In the U.S., the Yum! Brands Foundation promotes employee giving to nonprofit organizations through annual workplace giving campaigns and our matching gifts program. Associate and board member contributions to qualifying organizations are matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000 annually. Additionally, the Foundation encourages associates to serve on boards of nonprofit agencies in their communities by providing financial support to those organizations.
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For more than 20 years, Yum! and our brands have demonstrated a commitment to solving hunger in the United States and around the world. Through the Yum! Harvest program, the world’s first prepared food donation program, KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants donate an average of more than 10 million pounds of food annually to partner agencies nationwide and around the globe.
Since 1992, the Yum! system has contributed more than 170 million pounds of product to more than 3,000 nonprofit organizations—a fair market value of nearly $820 million. The Yum! Harvest program offers a fantastic alternative to discarding surplus food. By donating to food banks and other charitable organizations across the country, we are feeding people instead of landfills.
In the spirit of our culture and vision to be a company with a Huge Heart, Yum!, together with our associates and franchise partners, has assisted with many relief efforts in response to natural disasters. Whether they are providing hot meals, financial assistance or volunteering their time, our teams are demonstrating their commitment to giving back and helping those who need it most.
We also work with our partners at the United Nations World Food Programme to allocate funds raised in our World Hunger Relief program to disaster relief campaigns.