KFC donates 1 million pieces of chicken to help communities

Sometimes a simple gesture is life changing. KFC is donating 1 million pieces of chicken to help communities during these uncertain times.

People have always commented that the KFC secret 11 herbs and spices is a satisfying bite. Whether it is that once a week treat or just a craving that needs to be curbed, the Colonel’s iconic chicken often fills the plate. As the nation faces unprecedented times, the iconic Kentucky Fried Chicken is looking to help the community in the way that it does best, donating 1 million pieces of chicken to help communities.

Throughout the U.S., there are more than 4,000 KFC franchisees. As many of these locations offer drive-thru, carryout and delivery, the company and owners want to do more. Through this unprecedented donation, this action puts the focus back on the community and helping each other.

This huge, at no cost donation to the locations, is earmarked to helping communities. Many local franchises have already helped where they can. From donating 1,000 meals to healthcare workers in southern Indiana to delivering meals to frontline workers, everyone is doing their part.

While these individual locations jumped to help, the corporation knew that it could do more. Keven Hochman, KFC U.S said, “Seeing our franchisees coming together and helping their neighbors during this crisis has inspired us to do more.” The corporate efforts combine community outreach as well as helping the franchise owners.


KFC restaurant team members across the country are setting an example of what it means to come together in a time when it’s needed most, as they prepare to donate hot meals to essential workers in their communities. Photo provided by KFC

Hochman said, “Many KFC restaurants across the U.S. are small, family-owned businesses, and while they are facing uncertainty, they continue to keep their restaurants open every day to feed our customers.” That statement is a sentiment that everyone can appreciate. A simple kind word at the drive-thru or a note of thanks is the least that customers can do.

The fried chicken donation across the U.S. can be used in many ways. From donation to healthcare workers to children in need to bringing a little bite of happy to anyone, the hope is that kindness can make these difficult times a little less overwhelming.

While the company does it part, everyone help, too. A purchase of the $20 Fill-Up meal via delivery or carry-out can help that local franchise. Maybe people can buy a gift card and give it to a hospital. The individual may not be able to feed as many people as Blessings in a Backpack, but everyone can do their part.

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Who would you donate a meal to? How did you spread some kindness today?

For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website or the website for your state’s Department of Health.

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