SYDNEY, Australia – 26th May 2020: In direct response to COVID-19, Yum! Brands Foundation has announced it will be donating $160,000 to Foodbank Australia. The donation is an extension of KFC Australia’s (part of Yum! Brands Subsidiary) 15-year partnership with Foodbank Australia.

Food scarcity is an issue in Australia that has only been made worse since the outbreak of COVID-19. In this current climate, Foodbank Australia has already seen a 48 per cent increase in demand for food relief across its network, however supplies are down by 27 per cent. The donation from the Yum! Brands Foundation will support Foodbank Australia to feed those in need, by providing over 320,000 meals.

Michael Clark, Supply Chain Officer, KFC Australia said: “Now more than ever we need to support each other, especially as some are doing it tougher than others. KFC wanted to show its support by helping those who have been hit hardest, ensuring they don’t have to worry about their next meal for the foreseeable future.”

“Our mission is to feed those less fortunate in the community, and in this current climate never before has this been so important. We’re proud to continue supporting Foodbank and all that they do for Australians and are even prouder to have supported them in our 15-year strong partnership.”

In 2019, KFC supported Foodbank by donating over 14,300 meals to people across the country in need. In 2020 and beyond, KFC Australia will continue to aid Foodbank by helping with the distribution of excess food from its Restaurants to distribution centres across the country, as well as food shelters to feed those who are hungry and in need.

Foodbank Australia’s chief executive, Brianna Casey, said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact across the country, with many Australian’s now having to rely on food relief for the first time.”

“We are so grateful for KFC Australia and the Yum! Brands Foundation sizeable donation and long-term support over the past 15 years. This donation will help thousands of families and individuals in our communities who are doing it tough right now.”

“KFC Australia has been a long time supporter of Foodbank, calling on all of their supply chain to join in the fight against food hunger by becoming national donors.”

KFC Australia and Yum! Brands Foundation thanks all Australians for helping to look after those in need during these uncertain times. For anyone that is looking to support Foodbank Australia, please visit their website or information and details on how to donate: www.foodbank.org.au