KFC Back to School Buckets help teachers return to school

(Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images for KFC)
(Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images for KFC) /

The KFC Back to School Buckets are a way to show appreciation for educators.

As this back to school season takes a very different turn, the educators who guide students are in a difficult position. In a gesture of appreciation, the KFC Back to School Buckets are a way for the popular fried chicken restaurant brand to give back to the men and women who put their commitment to the children first. While a bucket of the famous 11 herbs and spices fried chicken might not be a huge raise, it is the company’s way of saying they value educators.

Although everyone is tired of hearing the new normal, the staggering statistics and the certainty of uncertainty, one aspect of life will never go away. Children need to learn. As many parents determined, teaching children is a skill that not everyone possesses. Whether it is the common core math confusion, forgetting the importance of the 19th Amendment or myriad of other facts, teachers have special attributes that need to be celebrated.

With this back to school season here, the KFC Back to School Buckets are a way for KFC to make a statement. The initiative is simple, use food to say thank you to these front-line workers that are sacrificing for the benefit of children.

Through this program, KFC will donate 1 million pieces of chicken to educators. Whether it is catering training meetings, delivering buckets of chicken or providing meals to staff, that fried chicken is a gesture of gratitude. Since food is the universal language, this program is a tangible way of saying thank you.

According to Andrea Zahumensky, KFC U.S. CMO. “As teachers prepare for a new school year, whether that’s in the classroom or virtually, we wanted to help in a small way by providing the comfort and familiarity of a hot, fresh and delicious bucket meal so they can check dinner off of their to-do lists!”

The KFC Back to School Buckets program will be offered through the end of September. Additionally, everyone is encouraged to nominate a teacher from their community to receive a KFC Bucket Meal. Starting on August 20, KFC’s social media accounts will tell everyone how to nominate a deserving teacher.

Whether your family steps into a physical classroom or a virtual one this school year, take a moment to appreciate the men and women who will be guiding your children this school year. The knowledge that these educators provide is more than the facts found in books, Their willingness to put children first is a lesson that everyone needs to learn.

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