ABOUT THE MOVEMENT
Yum! Brands' annual World Hunger Relief campaign is the world's largest private sector hunger relief effort, spanning more than 120 countries, nearly 38,000 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants and over one million employees, to raise awareness, volunteerism and funds for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and other hunger relief agencies. Multi-Grammy Award winner and international superstar, Christina Aguilera, serves as the global spokesperson for World Hunger Relief.
Christina Aguilera is using her voice for good in the fight against hunger by filming a new PSA for the Yum! Brands’ World Hunger Relief effort that benefits the United Nations World Food Programme and other hunger relief agencies.
The new PSA will air in October and depicts a mother’s emotional struggle with not having the means to provide one of life’s most basic necessities to her hungry child, food. Aguilera urges viewers to give the millions of children who go to bed hungry a voice and “join the chorus at FromHungertoHope.com and use your voice for good.” Her soulful hit single, “The Voice Within,” plays softly throughout the :15, :30 and extended versions of the PSA.
Aguilera will also appear in World Hunger Relief posters at KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants with the quote “Together we can use our voices for good to save lives and move from hunger to hope,” advertising and online efforts, including the campaign’s website, FromHungertoHope.com.
Aguilera has served as global spokesperson for Yum! Brands’ World Hunger Relief effort since 2009 where her participation has helped raise millions for WFP and other hunger relief agencies. She also serves as an “Ambassador Against Hunger” for WFP where she has traveled on relief trips with the organization to Haiti and Guatemala. She recently received a special achievement award for her incredible career and work in philanthropy, including her efforts with World Hunger Relief, at the 2012 National Council of La Raza ALMA Awards.
“The concept of my new PSA for Yum! Brands’ World Hunger Relief effort really moves me, not just because I’m a mother, but because it speaks to anyone who has ever struggled to feed their children,” said Aguilera. “It is a devastating issue but one that we can help solve and that’s why I’m so passionate about using my voice by raising awareness.”
Hunger and malnutrition are the leading risks to health worldwide - greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Among the key causes of hunger are natural disasters, conflict, poverty, poor agricultural infrastructure and exploitation of the environment.
Consumers can visit FromHungertoHope.com or donate in KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants worldwide (no purchase necessary - see calendar below for U.S. campaign dates). Every U.S. dollar raised will go directly towards WFP’s operations to fight hunger around the world. One U.S. dollar provides four meals for hungry children at school.
Yum! plans to generate the equivalent of nearly $50 million in awareness of the hunger issue through PSAs, advertising, public relations, web-based communications and in-restaurant posters. The Company’s employees and franchisees will be volunteering their time around the globe at hunger relief agencies, food banks, soup kitchens and launching fundraisers.
Since Yum! Brands’ World Hunger Relief launched in 2007, more than 1 million of the Company’s employees, franchisees and their families have volunteered millions of hours to aid hunger relief efforts in communities worldwide. The effort has raised $115 million for WFP and other hunger relief organizations and is helping to provide 460 million meals and save the lives of millions of people in remote corners of the world.
Yum! is also addressing hunger across the U.S. through its Harvest program. Since its launch over two decades ago, Harvest has become the largest prepared-food donation program in the world. Through Harvest, Yum! has donated over 148 million pounds of food, with a value of nearly $650 million, to those at risk of hunger in the U.S. The Company also has been the primary sponsor of the Dare to Care Food Bank in Louisville for 10 years, and has donated $10 million to this local agency.
Campaign Calendar: World Hunger Relief kicks off its fall campaign in the U.S. with Pizza Hut on September 23, Taco Bell on October 4 and KFC on October 15.
There are many ways you can join the movement to help end world hunger. Help the Movement: Donate now and save lives.
All funds contributed to the World Food Programme (WFP) via FromHungerToHope.com will help significantly in bridging the gap between hunger and hope. For approximately $1 a day, WFP can provide a meal to four children through its global school feeding program. Your donation goes to feeding people and can make the difference between hunger and hope.
Did you know that?
- $25 feeds a child in school for half the year
- $50 feeds one child in school for the entire academic year
- $70-100 per child provides supplementary food to a child under 2 years of age for 18 months
- $1,000 feeds 100 school children for one year