Wednesday, October 1, 2008

YUM! Big Donor to World Food Program

On September 25, the UN World Food Program (WFP) welcomed a private sector commitment initiated by Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) to support improved food and nutrition for millions of children in the world’s in sub-Saharan Africa.

YUM! Brands is leading corporate supporter of this initiative, with an unprecedented US$80-million cash pledge to WFP and other hunger-related organisations that will provide millions of meals at school to children over next five years. Of that commitment, US$50 million will support WFP to provide 200 million meals to hungry schoolchildren around world.

“We are so grateful to president Clinton, who acted as catalyst to draw together some of America’s most dynamic corporate actors in this groundbreaking initiative and to YUM!, which set the bar on how companies can make a difference,” said WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran, after commitment was announced at annual meeting of Clinton Global Initiative.

WFP said this incredible expression of generosity shows what can be done when private sector joins arms with world’s largest humanitarian organisation to help most vulnerable children in the world.

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