KFC, Pizza Hut wrap up hunger relief programme
KFC and Pizza Hut, the two franchise chain restaurants from Transcom Foods Ltd, completed its month-long World Hunger Relief Campaign yesterday.
The programme, organised with the help of the World Food Programme (WFP), is celebrated internationally from October 13 by all restaurants under Yum! International to raise awareness on hunger.
It is also meant to build "support for WFP to provide meals to children in schools to help them achieve education, one of the most critical steps towards eliminating hunger and poverty."
In Bangladesh, Transcom Foods Executive Director Akku Chowdhury and singer Mehreen opened donation boxes in the presences of WFP officials in Dhaka.
“We all should take it as our moral duty to be associated with such a noble cause. KFC is always passionate about inspiring people to help the deprived ones,” said Chowdhury at a ceremony at KFC's Gulshan outlet.
"All donations collected from customers during the month directly supports WFP's food relief fund in the least developing countries around the world," Transcom Foods said in a statement.
The Yum! Foundation will make a matching contribution of all consumer funds raised during the World Hunger Relief Campaign to cover a minimum of $500,000 and a maximum of $2 million in WFP's global administrative fees.