The move will provide over 320,000 meals.
KFC and Yum! Brands Foundation announced it will be donating $160,000 to its long-time partner charity Foodbank Australia.
Foodbank said it has already seen a 48% rise in demand for food relief across its network, but supplies are down by 27% The donation is expected to support those in need by providing over 320,000 meals.
“Now more than ever we need to support each other, especially as some are doing it tougher than others. KFC wanted to show its support by helping those who have been hit hardest, ensuring they don’t have to worry about their next meal for the foreseeable future,” KFC Australia supply chain officer Michael Clark said in a media release.
In 2019, KFC supported Foodbank by donating over 14,300 meals to people across the country in need. In 2020 onwards, KFC said it will continue to aid Foodbank by helping with the distribution of excess food from its restaurants to distribution centres across the country, as well as food shelters.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact across the country, with many Australian’s now having to rely on food relief for the first time,” Foodbank Australia’s chief executive Brianna Casey said. “We are so grateful for KFC Australia and the Yum! Brands Foundation sizeable donation and long-term support over the past 15 years. This donation will help thousands of families and individuals in our communities who are doing it tough right now.”
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