Community – Yum! Brands http://www.yum.com A World with More Yum! Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:17:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.2 One ‘Can’ Make a Difference – KFC South Africa Celebrates Nelson Mandela Day http://www.yum.com/one-can-make-a-difference-kfc-south-africa-celebrates-nelson-mandela-day/ http://www.yum.com/one-can-make-a-difference-kfc-south-africa-celebrates-nelson-mandela-day/#respond Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:52:39 +0000 http://www.yum.com/?p=5408 ... Read more »]]> Since 2009, July 18 has been recognized around the globe as Nelson Mandela Day.  The official United Nations holiday, also Mandela’s birthday, honors the humanitarian’s lifetime achievements and service not only in South Africa, but throughout the world. It is a day to reflect on what we have done and what we can continue to do to make the world a better place.

This year, in celebration of Nelson Mandela Day, KFC South Africa is hosting its One ‘Can’ Make a Difference event on its corporate campus. Employees will have the opportunity to participate in a can-struction activity, where donated canned goods will be made into an art installation before being packed up and distributed to Add Hope beneficiaries in order to feed those in need.

KFC South Africa’s goal is to reach 670 cans and pack them for distribution in under 67 minutes—a tribute to Nelson Mandela’s 67 years of service when the holiday was established.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation encourages global citizens to take action—no matter how big or small—and live every day as Nelson Mandela Day.

Read more about Nelson Mandela Day here.

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KFC South Africa’s Add Hope Program Sees Record Donations http://www.yum.com/kfc-south-africas-add-hope-program-sees-record-donations/ http://www.yum.com/kfc-south-africas-add-hope-program-sees-record-donations/#respond Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:19:23 +0000 http://www.yum.com/?p=5354 ... Read more »]]> Last week, KFC South Africa’s Add Hope initiative achieved a record high of R1.2 million in donations in one week.

This milestone came after a successful campaign for the month of May, as the KFC Add Hope team rallied South Africans to come together in the Hope Against Hunger challenge, raising a total of R4.8 million for the month, and raising awareness for International World Hunger Day.

KFC’s global Add Hope initiative began in South Africa, and since its inception, the inaugural program has raised over R387 million through KFC contributions and customer donations.  Every cent of customers’ R2 donations goes toward feeding children in local communities. With this generosity, the Add Hope program is able to feed over 120,000 South African children nutritious meals every day.

In celebration of Add Hope’s most successful week to date, KFC South Africa enlisted The Hope Squad, a group of individuals whose lives have been positively impacted by Add Hope, to visit local stores and share virtual reality experiences with customers, showing them where their R2 donations go.  Some of the organizations that benefit from Add Hope donations around the country include JAM, Boys & Girls Clubs of South Africa and Africa Food for Thought.

To experience these Add Hope partnerships for yourself, check out the videos below:

To read more about KFC South Africa’s Add Hope initiative, click here.

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Yum! Brands Raises 18,000 Pounds of Food for Local Community in Celebration of 18th Anniversary http://www.yum.com/yum-brands-raises-18000-pounds-of-food-for-local-community-in-celebration-of-18th-anniversary/ http://www.yum.com/yum-brands-raises-18000-pounds-of-food-for-local-community-in-celebration-of-18th-anniversary/#respond Fri, 30 Oct 2015 20:28:44 +0000 http://www.yum.com/?p=517 ... Read more »]]>

Friday, October 30, 2015

Last month, Yum! Brands reached its goal and raised over 18,000 pounds of food for the Dare to Care Food Bank in the Company’s hometown, Louisville, KY. This would not have been possible without a huge response from the community and the Company’s partners. We are extremely proud of our associates who shared their Huge Hearts by volunteering nearly 350 hours in honor of our company’s anniversary. Thank you to all who donated, volunteered and supported this wonderful celebration of compassion for our hometown community.

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