Hillsboro KFC announced it donated 1,800 pounds of surplus food to Area 937 Ministries in Hillsboro in 2016 through the restaurant’s Harvest Food Donation program. Area 937 Ministries repurposed the donated food to create protein- and nutrient-rich meals for people in need across the Highland County area.
“Harvest is a simple method for taking our surplus product and donating it to people in need,” said Jeanine Bagshaw, KFC CEO. “With one in nine people around the world suffering from hunger and as much as one-third of the world’s food wasted each year, we believe that simply redirecting surplus food to those in need can make a tremendous impact right here in our community.”
When participating in Harvest, KFC 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.
“The food donations from KFC help us provide meals that provide families in need across our community the protein and nutrients they need,” said Chuck Aurigema, Area 937 Ministires director. “It’s great to work with a business that is committed to giving back to the community across its operations.”
KFC has been affiliated with Harvest since 1999, helping its parent company, Yum! Brands, donate more than 75 million pounds of food to more than 3,000 nonprofits worldwide.
Area 937 Ministires is dedicated to aiding those who are either unemployed, underserved or struggling by providing food and daily necessities for their families. For information on how you can help visit www.area937.com.
Submitted by Krystal Weddington, Team Bagshaw advertising coordinator.
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