KFC HARVEST PROGRAM DONATES MORE THAN 20,000 POUNDS OF FOOD TO DARE TO CARE FOOD BANK
Category: Feeding Our Communities
(July 29, 2020) Hunger is the world’s most solvable problem, yet 1 in 7 people in Kentucky go to bed hungry each night. This week, locally headquartered Kentucky Fried Chicken continued its work to fight critical meal shortages for families across the country through a donation of more than 20,000 pounds to Dare to Care in Louisville.
On Wednesday, July 29, KFC donated more than 20,000 pounds of food to the Dare to Care food bank in Louisville, Ky. This donation is part of a larger food bank donation through its Harvest program that was announced earlier this year. Through Harvest, participating KFC restaurants donate wholesome, unsold food to hunger relief agencies in communities across the U.S.
KFC will have provided 1.2 million pounds of food already this year to help combat the critical shortages at food banks across the country amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since it began Harvest in 1999 with national partner Food Donation Connection, KFC restaurants have donated more than 83 million pounds of food worldwide to organizations that feed individuals in need like Louisville, Ky.-based Dare to Care Food Bank, a valued partner of Yum! Brands since 1995, which has received more than 71,000 pounds of prepared food donated from KFC. Yum! Brands’ consistent and generous support for Dare to Care has helped transform the food assistance landscape in Louisville.