Out of the approximately seven billion people in the world, 925 million are affected by chronic hunger; that’s one out of every seven people. This sobering statistic is precisely why the Kentucky Fried Chicken Foundation and KFC Colonel’s Scholars are doing our part to help end world hunger.
The KFC Foundation has joined the fight against hunger both locally in the United States and worldwide. The KFC Foundation provides hot meals to U.S. natural disaster victims during their time of need through the KFC Feeds program. In April, the foundation distributed meals to tornado victims in both Alabama and Mississippi. The KFC Foundation also works alongside Yum! Brands to raise both awareness and funds annually for the World Food Programme through the World Hunger Relief ”From Hunger to Hope” campaign.
Our KFC Colonel’s Scholars are also doing their part to fight hunger in their local communities. 2009 KFC Scholar Trent Gray has spent over 20 hours volunteering at the New Hope Baptist Church Food Pantry in Steelton, Pennsylvania. Trent spent his time loading and unloading vehicles used to transport food items to the church and also helped the church by stocking shelves and preparing food bags for local residents in need.
Trent Gray is not the only KFC Colonel’s Scholar who is helping to end World Hunger. On October 20, Kris Whittman, 2010 KFC Scholar, spent his sunday afternoon volunteering as a shift volunteer at the K-State/Manhattan “SWIPE Out Hunger” food packaging event. Over 500 volunteers participated in the event, and worked over four hours to package more than 70,000 meals to be sent to the Horn of Africa to assist in famine relief.
The KFC Foundation could not be more proud of our outstanding scholars and their contributions made in the fight against World Hunger. Feeling inspired? You can help the 925 million suffering with chronic hunger from the comfort of your own home! Just $1 can feed 4 children, and a $25 donation can feed a child in school for half a year. Visit fromhungertohope.com to donate to the United Nation’s World Food Programme and to find out more ways how you can get involved and help make a difference.