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Yum! Recognizes Global Volunteers with Huge Heart Champion Awards
$250,000 USD in Grants to be Awarded to Qualifying Non-profit Agencies
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, October 10, 2013– Yum! Brands, the world's leading restaurant company today began awarding more than $250,000 in grants to qualifying non-profit agencies capping-off the inaugural year of the Hunger to Hope Volunteer Challenge.
Last year, Yum! launched the volunteer challenge to encourage the company’s 1.5 million associates to give back to the communities in which they live and work through service. The top 20 participating teams who displayed an outstanding demonstration of making a lasting local impact were awarded with grants for the agencies with whom they volunteered. The top ten teams will receive $20,000 grants for their organizations and the top runners-up will receive $5,000 grants for their organizations.
“As a company with a Huge Heart, we take great pride in giving back to our communities,” said David Novak, Yum! Chairman and CEO. “I’m incredibly proud of the dedication that our team members made to volunteerism this year. Also, I’m honored to be able to award grants to more than 20 of the organizations we volunteered with. Hopefully, this money will help them to make an even bigger impact in their communities.”
The Hunger to Hope volunteerism program builds on the company’s legacy of supporting hunger relief initiatives. To date, Yum! has raised nearly $150 million for the World Food Program and other hunger relief organizations, helping to provide nearly 600 million meals and impact the lives of millions of people in remote, underserved corners of the world.
In the last seven years, the World Hunger Relief initiative has resulted in millions of hours of volunteerism. Nearly 25,000 hours of volunteer hours were tracked for this year’s global challenge. Twenty countries participated with programs ranging from food drives in Russia to cooking challenges in the United States and even a fasting event coordinated through social media in Thailand.
For a full list of winning teams, their stories and more information on Yum!’s hunger relief efforts and volunteerism visit www.hungertohope.com.Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has nearly 40,000 restaurants in more than 130 countries and territories. Yum! is ranked #201 on the Fortune 500 List with revenues of over $13 billion in 2012 and in 2013 was named among the top 100 Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. The Company’s restaurant brands - KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell - are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. Outside the United States, the Yum! Brands system opened over five new restaurants per day, making it a leader in international retail development.
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Yum! News 2013
November 20, 2013 Yum! Brands Realigns Business Divisions to Propel Global Growth; US and Yum! Restaurants International Combined to Focus on Global Brands
November 13, 2013 Yum! Brands Directs $1.5 Million of World Hunger Relief Funds to Philippines
October 22, 2013 Yum! Brands Announces Opening of 40,000th Restaurant with KFC in Goa, India to Spotlight Emerging Market Leadership and Growth By 2015, India to Have 1,000 Restaurants in More Than 100 Cities; Yum! and Franchise Partners Plan to Invest $10 Billion in Emerging Markets by 2020
October 11, 2013 Yum! Brands Global IT Recognized with 2013 InfoWorld/Forrester Enterprise Architecture Award
October 10, 2013 Yum! Recognizes Global Volunteers with Huge Heart Champion Awards; $250,000 USD in Grants to be Awarded to Qualifying Non-profit Agencies
October 8, 2013 Rob Lauber Named Chief Learning Officer of the Year by Chief Learning Officer Magazine; Multiple Honors Reflect Yum! Brands’ Learning Culture
October 3, 2013 Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards presented by Yum! Brands Foundation Honors Individuals From Around the Globe; Former President Jimmy Carter, Christina Aguilera, and Michael Bolton Honored; Six Young Adults from Around the World Receive Muhammad Ali Core Principle Awards; Mark Hogg of WaterStep Receives Muhammad Ali Kentucky Humanitarian Award
September 27, 2013 Muhammad Ali Center Peace Gardens Reach 160 Worldwide Teaching Children Respect for Different Cultures, Addressing Hunger Relief and Educating About Nutrition; Yum! Brands Foundation Underwrites MAC Peace Garden Initiative as Extension of World Hunger Relief Effort; National Gardening Association Key Partner
September 18, 2013 Yum! Restaurants India and Smile Foundation celebrate World Hunger Relief
September 12, 2013 Yum! Brands, KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Launch World Hunger Relief Effort Featuring Global Spokesperson Christina Aguilera in New Public Service Announcement;
May 29, 2013 Yum! Brands Extends KFC Original Recipe Eleven Herbs and Spices to Mongolia; Milestone Spotlights Company’s Expansion in Emerging Markets
May 20, 2013 Yum! Brands Foundation Awards Nearly $250,000 in Grant Prizes to 140 Schools for U.S. Hunger Relief Charities
February 28, 2013 Yum! Brands Recognized by International Franchise Association for Accomplishments in Diversity and Inclusion