Motivated by a combination of environmental sustainability and diversity in diet, consumers are driving changes to food patterns across the world. All it takes is a glance at restaurant menus or the refrigerated sections of grocery stores to see that plant-based food is likely more than a passing trend.
This is a story of how the donation of a few pennies led to millions of dollars in college scholarships, education grants, food for hungry children, gas cards and even natural disaster relief.
It all has to do with scale. A few pennies alone won’t buy much, but when a 20-cent donation is multiplied by thousands of restaurants across the United States, the give-back potential proves enormous — especially when the act, known as “checkout charity,” is executed by the world’s largest restaurant company.
KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger Grill parent advances agenda around priority areas of people, food and planet
LOUISVILLE, Ky., September 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today released its annual Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report, highlighting the Company’s strategic investment in socially responsible growth and outlining efforts of its KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger Grill brands to make a meaningful impact in three strategic focus areas: people, food and planet.
Leading experts provide educators with practical guidance and actionable steps for creating equity in the classroom
PLANO, Texas, August 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Pizza Hut and First Book today announced the launch of Empowering Educators – a collection of resources developed to provide educators with guidance and actionable steps to create equitable learning environments and navigate conversations about race and racism. They unveiled the initiative during a virtual event, “Empowering Educators: A Convening on Racial Equity in Education,” hosted by American University’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center.
For the past 36 years, the formula has been simple: Kids participating in Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT! program get a free Personal Pan Pizza for meeting a monthly reading goal. The irresistible opportunity for a delicious, hot pizza has motivated millions of students to read, with one in five Americans touched by BOOK IT! since it launched in 1984.
The events of 2020 have made it even clearer that one of the most pressing issues we face together in society is inequality and the lack of access and opportunity that goes with it. Around the world, this unfortunate reality has many faces, and it pressures the lives of too many individuals, families and communities. Though addressing inequality is challenging and complex and there is no easy fix, as the world’s largest restaurant company, we’re at an inflection point where our actions can, and should, make real and lasting change.
June 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Today, 3BL Media named Yum! Brands to its 100 Best Corporate Citizens list. The recognition demonstrates the continued commitment of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger Grill to being good corporate stewards and showing progress through ongoing public reporting and disclosure.
Last Sunday, I shared our "Call for Unity" and committed that Yum! Brands will invest more time, talent and resources to be a greater force for positive change and equality — for restaurant employees and in the communities where we operate alongside our franchisees. Open and honest conversations across our company and with our franchisees are making it clear that we must now take action to help break down the systemic issues of inequality and racism.
Over the years, Yum! has made big and small steps to advance our sustainability journey. Even now during this challenging time, our food donation program Harvest is reducing greenhouse gas emissions by keeping leftover food out of landfills. The surplus meals are being donated to food banks, soup kitchens and other nonprofits to feed people in communities around the world. Since 1992, the Harvest program has donated 190 million-plus lbs. of food. Happy Earth Day!