KFC, Yum! Brands Foundation donate $160,000 to Foodbank Australia

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.”

Join QSR Media Australia community
Since you're here...

...there are many ways you can work with us to advertise your company and connect to your customers. Our team can help you dight and create an advertising campaign, in print and digital, on this website and in print magazine.

We can also organize a real life or digital event for you and find thought leader speakers as well as industry leaders, who could be your potential partners, to join the event. We also run some awards programmes which give you an opportunity to be recognized for your achievements during the year and you can join this as a participant or a sponsor.

Let us help you drive your business forward with a good partnership!

The chain is also giving one couple the chance to win free catering.
The Mexican QSR recently embarked on a hiring spree across the country.
The promotion is available across the chain’s 41 stores.
This unit guarantees food quality without increasing operational expenses.
Controlling food costs, lessening waste, and forecasting demand accurately are crucial.
It partnered with Sydney illustrator Julie Luu to feature festive art across store signages and the brand’s 2022 Christmas Calendar.
One applicant will also have the chance to win a year’s worth of free pizza and a Nintendo Switch.
Its current store network is now worth $4 million a year.
Find out how the upgraded digital menu signages improved the brand's operational and cost efficiencies.
The fast food chain has 54 restaurants across SA and 449 nationally.