A dedicated group of runners in Louisville pounded the pavement yesterday in the name of hunger relief. Hailing mostly from the Yum! Treasury team, members made an extraordinary 18-mile relay run to support World Hunger Relief Week.
Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), the world’s largest restaurant company with nearly 35,000 KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Long John Silver’s and A&W Restaurants, will make a major commitment at the upcoming Clinton Global Initiative to bolster awareness of global hunger, spur volunteerism and raise funds to benefit the United Nation’s World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s frontline organization in the fight against hunger.
In 2007, Yum!’s inaugural World Hunger Relief campaign became the world’s largest private-public effort to fight hunger by raising $16 million USD for WFP and other hunger relief organizations in one week. Those funds provided the WFP unrestricted funds to combat hunger globally. This year, Yum! will expand its efforts beyond a week to a full month, and bolster its campaign as the hunger crisis reaches epic proportions.
Global superstar Mariah Carey will be featured in World Hunger Relief restaurant posters as Hunger Ambassador. Customers who donate to the campaign at Yum!’s participating restaurants around the globe will receive a free download of her song, “Love Story” via www.fromhungertohope****, the campaign website. Yum! will donate money for every download.
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Christina Aguilera joins Yum Brands World Hunger Relief again to help the fight against hunger.
Rakshita Srinivas is in grade 5 at the Government Lower Primary School in Kadubesanahalli, India. Every day she and her classmates receive a hot, nutritious meal from the nongovernmental organization Akshya Patra. Through its annual Global Hunger Relief Campaign, Cisco supports organizations like Akshya Patra that are providing relief to the nearly 1 billion people worldwide who suffer from hunger.
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Five-time Grammy Award winner Christina Aguilera is helping your local KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants fight hunger by lending her voice as global spokesperson for their World Hunger Relief campaign. Her image will appear in KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants around the world - to drive awareness, spur volunteerism, and raise funds to benefit the United Nations’ World Food Programme and other hunger relief agencies. Aguilera will also appear in the effort’s new global public service announcement, which will debut this month, featuring the pop superstar singing a special rendition of her song Beautiful recorded live on the streets of Los Angeles.
World Hunger Relief is the world’s largest private sector hunger relief effort, spanning 110 countries, 36,000 KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Long John Silver’s and A&W All-American Food restaurants and over one million employees, to raise awareness, volunteerism and funds for the United Nations World Food Programme and other hunger relief agencies.
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