Frequently Asked Questions

What is Add Hope?
What is the World Food Programme (WFP)?
Why are we assisting with the crisis of world hunger?
Is my donation tax deductible? How do I get a receipt for tax purposes? (U.S.)
Is my donation tax deductible? How do I get a receipt for tax purposes? (Outside U.S.)
What is Yum! Brands?
Do any restaurants receive any portion of my donation?

What is Add Hope?

Add Hope is the platform for KFC’s work to operate as a good citizen both in the local communities we serve and as a part of our global community. In particular, we want to play a role in ending the crisis of hunger for the millions of people affected around the world. Add Hope aims to highlight and drive action for that movement 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 that can 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. 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 million people in more than 82 countries. Since 2007, KFC has helped to raise more than US$110 million for WFP's greatest needs, making a difference for more than 10 million people in 60 countries.

WFP’s mission is to save lives and livelihoods, and to improve the nutrition, food security and self-reliance of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people. They provide not just 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
  • providing school feeding as platform for nutritional interventions

The World Food Programme also works to address hunger needs in crisis situations, such as recent efforts to support:

  • Earthquake affected communities in Nepal and Ecuador
  • Typhoon Haiyan survivors in the Philippines
  • Communities affected by conflict in Syria

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Why are we assisting with the crisis of world hunger?

As a truly global restaurant brand, we believe we have a responsibility to our community on both a local and global scale. 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, giving us an amazing opportunity to engage millions of people who visit KFC to join us in 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 email 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 WFP 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 can be found here.

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What is Yum! Brands?

Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has nearly 43,000 restaurants in almost 140 countries and territories. Yum! Brands is ranked #218 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 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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