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 nearly 43,000 restaurants in 130 countries and territories, we are committed to giving back to all of the communities where our employees live and work.
The Yum! Brands Foundation supports charitable organizations in the communities we serve. While we are primarily focused on investing in organizations that are working to eradicate hunger, we also support other organizations that are important to our employees and our franchise partners. In 2015, the Yum! Brands Foundation invested nearly $7 million in charities with missions focused on hunger, youth, social services, the arts and diversity.
In the U.S., the Yum! Brands Foundation promotes employee giving to nonprofit organizations through annual workplace giving campaigns and our matching gifts program. Employee and board member contributions to qualifying organizations are matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000 annually. Additionally, the Foundation encourages employees to serve on boards of nonprofit agencies in their communities by providing financial support to those organizations.
DARE TO CARE FOOD BANK
In Louisville, Kentucky, home of Yum! Brands and KFC, one in four children is at risk of going to bed hungry each night. As one of the world’s largest restaurant companies, it is our privilege and our responsibility to feed the hungry – around the world and in our hometown.
Together with our Louisville-based employees, we have contributed more than $13 million over 13 years to the Dare to Care Food Bank to end hunger in the Kentucky/Indiana region. Through a network of more than 300 food pantries, shelters and emergency kitchens, Dare to Care provided over 16 million meals in 2015. Partnering with Dare to Care enables Yum! Brands to reach those in our community who most need our support.
We are proud to support Dare to Care’s Kids Café after-school program, which provides children 18 and under with a warm nutritious meal in a safe environment. Children also have the opportunity to participate in adult-supervised activities, academic and extracurricular activities including homework clubs.
Yum! Brands’ support helps Dare to Care expand its programming including:
- Creating the Backpack Buddy program to distribute nutritious, kid-friendly foods to children from low-income families on weekends when they do not receive free and reduced-price breakfasts and lunches at school.
- Establishing Patrol Against Hunger, a first-of-its-kind program, providing nutritionally balanced meals to housebound seniors through a unique partnership with the Louisville Metro Police Department.
- Expanding the number of Kids Café locations across our community.
“Yum! Brands has been an invaluable partner to the Dare to Care Food Bank providing more than $13 million representing more than 91 million meals to families, children and seniors. Without the help of our friends at Yum! Brands, there would be many more people struggling with hunger in our community.”
Brian Riendeau, Executive Director, Dare to Care Food Bank