Navigation Links
Friends of WFP Welcomes 'World Hunger Relief Week'
Date:10/10/2007

Yum! Brands Launches Global Campaign to Raise Awareness of Hunger and Funds for the United Nations World Food Program

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Friends of the World Food Program (Friends of WFP) today welcomed the launch of World Hunger Relief Week, a global consumer campaign that will benefit the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). World Hunger Relief Week is spearheaded by Yum! Brands, the world's largest restaurant company in terms of system units with approximately 35,000 restaurants in more than 110 countries and territories and parent of the KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Long John Silver's and A&W All-American Food Restaurants brands.

The campaign, which will run from October 14th through October 20th, will increase awareness about hunger, engage volunteers, and raise critically needed funds to help WFP serve the world's areas of greatest need.

"This unprecedented and innovative campaign brings together the public and private sector to address one of the most pressing issues of our time: the world's hunger crisis," said Friends of WFP President and CEO Karen Sendelback. "Hunger is a global concern and an issue that faces each of us no matter where we live and work. Through World Hunger Relief Week, we can all make a difference to stop world hunger."

"With the World Food Program, Yum! Brands has the right partner to make a significant change to leave the world a better place than we found it," said Yum! Brands Chairman and CEO David C. Novak. "I am very proud of our commitment to collectively save lives."

The funds collected during World Hunger Relief Week through in-store promotions and online donations will help feed thousands of families around the world. A donation of just $1.00 feeds five children for a day. Yum! Brands' goal is to raise enough funds to help WFP feed at least 500,000 children, their mothers, fathers and many others.

During World Hunger Relief Week, Yum! Brands is leveraging the power of the internet to reach millions of people through the http://www.fromhungertohope.com website and other online activity.

More than one million employees, franchisees, and vendors of Yum! Brands, KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Long John Silver's and A&W Restaurants in over 100 countries will support the campaign.

The company is committed to fighting hunger and providing funds and volunteer support through employees. As the world's largest donor of prepared food, Yum! has provided approximately 12 million pounds of food a year ($50 million) in the U.S. for more than a decade. Yum! Brands is the primary sponsor of the Dare To Care Food Bank based in Louisville, KY, committing $1 million annually to the organization since 2002.

Friends of WFP is also pleased to announce the appointment of David C. Novak, Chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands, to the organization's Board of Directors. "His in-depth knowledge of corporate giving and vision will enhance our work, his unique background and perspective will strengthen our deliberations, and all of us look forward to working with him," said Board Chairman Marshall Matz.

Friends of the World Food Program (Friends of WFP) is a US-based non-profit organization dedicated to building support for the World Food Program (WFP) and other hunger relief efforts. WFP is the largest international food aid organization in the world and the United Nations' frontline agency in the fight against hunger. For more information, visit http://www.friendsofwfp.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Friends of the World Food Program
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Friendship can extend lifespan
2. Teenagers Take More Risk-Taking Behaviors In The Company Of Same Sex Friends
3. Friends of Earth Protest water Diversion Project ,Garrison-II.
4. Rush Study Shows That Interactions with Friends and Family Prevents Damaging Effects of Alzheimers disease
5. Gossip Fosters Friendship?
6. TN College Students Make Friends With HIV Positive Persons
7. Friendship Clinic: Psychologist Helps Children With ADHD Make Friends
8. Family and Friends Team Up to Provide LA Man With Kidney Transplant
9. Cox Cringes Seeing Her Skinny Friends Body!
10. Four-legged Friends Connect Online at Dogster
11. Imaginary Friends are Good for Kids
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... After raising more than $1.135 million ($1,479,231 AUD) ... travel pillow in crowdfunding history, has established a U.S. Headquarters in New York ... to Americans. , “We’re excited to be operating on U.S. shores, where most of ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... ?This conference will prominently feature 150+ Hospital and Health System Executive Speakers including: ... Salka , 43rd President of the United States of America: George W. Bush ... and Out of the Ring: Sugar Ray Leonard , JD, Chairperson, McGuireWoods LLP: ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... OR (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 , ... Sharon ... Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica, recently talked on her program ... she also used the occasion to remind listeners of an important distinction. World Water ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... Natural Subsistence, a company ... people’s health and nutrition, announced its product Leyzene is now available for purchase ... nutritional supplements that help people improve all aspects of their health so they ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Inflow IQ & Inflownomics of Raleigh, NC introduce a powerful ... foundation. As experts in dangerous situations the Inflow IQ team can help people. ... ripe, fresh, clean & refreshing knowledge systems that enhance life. , Authentically ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/23/2017)... AVIV, Israel, March 23, 2017  Galmed Pharmaceuticals ... the "Company"), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on ... the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, and ... the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2016, ... completed pre-clinical studies demonstrating Aramchol™,s potential direct effect ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... PUNE, India , March 23, 2017 ... 2022 report focuses on the Colposcope in Global market, especially in ... and Asia-Pacific , South America ... . This report categorizes the market based on manufacturers, regions, ... ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... SAN FRANCISCO , March 23, 2017 ... reach a value of USD 25.7 billion by 2025, according ... devices are expected to grow at a faster rate due ... to rising awareness about various types of esthetic procedures used ... from these disorders. Hence, they are considered as the highest ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: