KFC Launches Hunger Relief Program
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means that most of us will be eating a big meal with loved ones. But, what about the people who struggle to put food on the table? Thanks to KFC's Recipe for Hope program, they might not have to go hungry this holiday season.
From now until November 10, customers will be given the opportunity to donate $1 at KFC restaurants across the country when they pay for their meal. Proceeds will go towards the World Food Programme (WFP), which fights world hunger.
The Recipe for Hope program was founded in 2007 in order to carry on Colonel Harland Sanders’ philanthropic efforts; he donated much of his fortune to the less fortunate.
As a part of Colonel Sanders’ legacy, KFC will also be partnering up with Heritage Auctions to sell some of his possessions from the “Colonel Sanders Collection.” Some of these items include a Senate proclamation given to the Colonel on his 90th birthday, his personal Boy Scout plague, and his weathervane from the ‘60s.
Last June, one of Colonel Sanders’ white suits sold for $21,510. All proceeds go towards WFP and Feeding America. The auction will close on October 28.
To bid on any of these items, visit Heritage Auctions.