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KFC Malta donates surplus food to YMCA 07/02/2018

KFC Malta donates surplus food to YMCA

Local Restaurant Joins Global Food Donation Program Harvest

KFC Malta are proud to have joined hundreds of local KFC sites around the world by participating in Harvest, the world’s first-ever prepared food donation program. KFC Malta launched Harvest last year and have been donating surplus food product to St. Patrick’s Salesian School in Sliema, who then repurpose the donated food to create protein- and nutrient-rich meals for the boys in their care.

“It was immediately clear that this program was a success,” said Kurt Micallef, Business Manager at Food Chain Limited. “Following the smooth launch of this program with St Patrick’s School we decided to also collaborate with YMCA and we are now donating surplus food product to YMCA weekly. We are so proud of the way our team members have responded to this program, and we are thrilled to work with KFC stores around the world as we tackle the issues of food waste and hunger.”

When participating in Harvest, restaurant team members package unsold and wholesome food into approved containers and store the product safely in the restaurant’s freezer. With assistance from Food Donation Connection, each restaurant is partnered with a local charity and coordinates a weekly pickup schedule while tracking the donations to ensure safety and quality.

John Bonello Ghio, Group Head of Food Business at Farsons Group added, “With 1 in 9 people around the world suffering from hunger and as much as one-third of the world’s food wasted each year, we at KFC believe that simply redirecting surplus food to those in need will make a tremendous impact.”

“Our YMCA shelter caters for 30 homeless individuals, families and children,” says Anthony Camilleri, CEO of YMCA. “Entering into this collaboration with KFC Malta, we were able to provide free daily meals to our residents. This wonderful programme is impacting the lives of those in need and giving them a breath of fresh air. Homelessness strips dignity from the individual and Harvest is ensuring that at least, a warm daily meal, should not be the worry of the day.”

The KFC brand globally has been affiliated with Harvest since 1999, helping Yum! donate more than 180 million pounds of food to more than 3,000 non-profit organisations worldwide. KFC is committed to further expanding this program around the globe with a simple vision – a world without hunger. The Harvest programme helps the brand get closer to that goal each and every day by supporting those in need, right around the corner from the restaurants.

For more information about Yum! and the Harvest programme visit: http://www.yum.com/responsibility/community/harvest-food-donation

KFC is operated in Malta by Food Chain Limited, a member of the Farsons Group. Follow KFC Malta on Facebook: www.facebook.com/KFCmalta or visit ww.kfc.com.mt