Frequently Asked Questions

What is Add Hope?
What is the World Food Programme (WFP)?
Why are we assisting with the crisis of world hunger?
Are my contributions tax deductible? (U.S.) (outside U.S.)
What is Yum! Brands?
Do any restaurants receive any portion of my donation?

What is Add Hope?

KFC Add Hope is KFC’s new Corporate Social Responsibility initiative being launched globally this year. KFC cares about the Community in which it serves and most importantly cares about world hunger and how it affects many people around the world. Add Hope’s aim is to highlight and drive action in the movement to end world hunger by increasing money raised annually for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and other hunger relief agencies around the globe, and encouraging volunteerism.

Yum! Brands’ originally launched this World Hunger Relief effort in 2007 and to date 1.5 million of the Company’s employees, franchisees and their families have volunteered millions of hours to aid these hunger relief efforts in communities worldwide. The effort has raised $600 million for WFP and other hunger relief organizations and is helping to provide 2.4 billion meals to the WFP and save the lives of millions of people in remote corners of the world.

We understand, however, that hunger has no borders. Hunger affects nearly one billion people around the world every day. As the KFC brand, addressing the issue of hunger on a global scale is a natural fit as a global food service company. With your help, we can make a huge impact and help end hunger around the world. Together we can Add Hope.

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What is the World Food Programme (WFP)?

WFP is the largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. Each year, on average, WFP feeds more than 80.9 million people in more than 75 countries.

WFP’s life-saving programs provide safety nets and mother-child health programs in extreme situations. They are not just providing a hand out, but rather a hand up:

  • helping villages and communities lift themselves from chronic malnutrition by helping build infrastructures (roads, bridges, schools, medical clinics) in exchange for food.
  • providing food and resources to build self-sustaining communities in the most impoverished corners of the world.
  • provide school feeding, using as platform for nutritional interventions.

World Food Programme has the resources and track record of making a tremendous impact in hunger relief all around the world. WFP has helped in recent crises such as:

  • Earthquake victims in Haiti
  • Flood survivors in Nepal
  • Cyclone Nargis survivors in Myanmar
  • Hurricane Felix survivors in Nicaragua
  • Peru earthquake survivors
  • Refugees from the Darfur region

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Why are we assisting with the crisis of world hunger?

We recognize the crisis of hunger in the U.S. and beyond and we are obligated by a sense of responsibility to end hunger in the communities in which we live and work, and for the greater good of global society. The power and reach of our global system of restaurants, committed franchisees, employees and vendors enables us to interact with millions of customers every day. We have an amazing opportunity to engage millions of people who visit a KFC to join us adding hope to end world hunger.

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Is my donation tax deductible? How do I get a receipt for tax purposes? (U.S.)

Donations to WFP U.S.A. are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. As a United Nations agency, donations made directly to WFP are generally not tax-deductible for US tax payers; WFP U.S.A. cannot provide a tax receipt for gifts made directly to WFP headquarters in Rome or via wfp.org. It is always advisable to check with your own financial or tax advisor.

We acknowledge all donations with a letter that can be used as a tax receipt. If you make your donation online, you will receive the acknowledgment letter immediately; please print it for your records. Donations sent by mail generally are acknowledged within 2-4 weeks.

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Is my donation tax deductible? How do I get a receipt for tax purposes? (outside U.S.)

Donations made directly to the World Food Programme may not be tax deductible in your country of residence. Laws regarding contributions to United Nations agencies vary from country to country. WFP has partnered with several organizations around the world to provide tax deductibility for donors. More information and a list of tax-deductible opportunities is listed on the WFP Tax Deductibility page.

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What is Yum! Brands?

Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has over 41,000 restaurants in more than 125 countries and territories. Yum! Brands is ranked #228 on the Fortune 500 List with revenues of more than $13 billion and in 2014 was named among the 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine and one of the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders in North America. The Company's restaurant brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories.

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Does KFC or any of its restaurants (Pizza Hut and Taco Bell) receive any of my donation?

No. Your donation goes directly to feeding people who would otherwise be faced with the possibility of not having anything to eat. Funds donated by customers during World Hunger month every year in October will directly support the greatest needs of WFP's food relief programs in the least developed nations around the world as well as local hunger work being done in various countries. The Yum! Foundation will make a matching contribution of all consumer funds raised during World Hunger Relief to cover WFP's global administrative fees ($2 million).

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