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Taco Bell Ups Live Más Scholarship Commitment to $21M

By Danny Klein
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Taco Bell is well ahead of its commitment to award $10 million in Live Más Scholarships by 2020. Three years to be exact. But instead of simply celebrating the fact, the YUM! Brands chain decided to more than double that commitment to $21 million by 2021.

KFC Honors Founder’s 128th Birthday with First Global Community Outreach Project, Acts of Colonel-ness

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PLANO, Texas, September 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ –  KFC celebrated its first-ever global community outreach effort this September through a new, annual giving initiative called “Acts of Colonel-ness,” in honor of what would have been founder Colonel Harland Sander’s 128th birthday. To bring the campaign to life, KFC challenged 300,000 team members in more than 130 countries around the world to commit to doing a total of 128,000 acts of kindness in their communities during the month of September.

Yum! Brands Named to Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for Second Consecutive Year

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LOUISVILLE, Ky., September 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) today was once again named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI) for its ongoing commitment to sustainable business practices. DJSI is regarded as one of the leading sustainability benchmarks among businesses and investors alike.

Yum! Brands’ Recipe for Good: 2017 Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report Showcases Company’s Efforts to Serve Food People Trust, Grow Sustainably to Protect the Planet and Unlock Potential in People

KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Parent Shares Progress on Public Commitments; Defines Future Goals
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LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today released its 2017 Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report, citizenship.yum.com, highlighting the company’s progress in 2016 and 2017 and outlining efforts by KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell to make a meaningful impact in three areas of strategic focus: Food, Planet and People.

Restaurant Chains Are Hungry for Waste Reduction

Some chains are composting, donating leftovers and swapping single-use items for reusable ones.
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Yum! restaurants donate more than 7 million pounds of food annually to partner agencies in the U.S. and globally.

Since 1992, the Yum! system has contributed more than 190 million pounds of food to more than 3,000 nonprofit organizations.

Its partner, Food Donation Connection, conducts training, identifies donatable items and recipients, coordinates donations and provides centralized management and support.

Pizza Hut Pledges All Chicken to Be Raised Without Antibiotics by 2022

Commitment consists of all chicken, including wings, at Pizza Hut/WingStreet locations; Company first national pizza restaurant to make commitment on bone-in/bone-out wings
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PLANO, Texas, June 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Pizza Hut announced today its commitment to serve chicken raised free of antibiotics important to human medicine (per World Health Organization) by 2022.

This commitment comprises all chicken, including the company’s WingStreet wings, and comes roughly a year after the brand completed the removal of antibiotics important to human medicine from its chicken for pizza. Pizza Hut is the first national pizza company to commit to an antibiotic policy for chicken wings.

Pizza Hut: All Chicken Will be Raised Without Antibiotics by 2022

The move will make it the first pizza company to commit to an antibiotic-free policy for chicken wings, Pizza Hut claims.
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by Danny Klein

KFC Singapore to Stop Providing Plastic Caps and Straws for Drinks

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KFC announced on Monday (Jun 18) that in an effort to reduce single-use plastics, it will no longer provide plastic caps and straws with drinks at its 84 outlets in Singapore starting on Wednesday.

It will, however, continue to offer plastic caps for takeaway drinks. 

In a press release, the fast-food chain said that the move - part of its No Straws Initiative - will see a reduction of 17.8 metric tonnes of single-use plastics in a year.

The KFC Youth Foundation and StreetWork Partner to Help High Risk Youth in Australia

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Learn more about StreetWork, a partner of The KFC Youth Foundation, and the incredible work they do to help high risk youth in Australia.

Click here to learn more about the KFC Youth Foundation

Taco Bell Foundation Awards $3 Million in Live Más Scholarships

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This year, the Taco Bell Foundation awarded $3 million in Live Más Scholarships to 300 employees and youth across the country. Designed to help students pursue their unique passions that may not necessarily fit into the traditional “academic” or “athletic” categories, this year’s scholarship application drew nearly 8,000 submissions. Heidi is one of the future leaders receiving a $25,000 scholarship this year, check out the video to learn more about Heidi’s passion to be an advocate for change in her community.

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