Yum! Turns 18, Celebrates with Drive to End Hunger in Louisville KY

Col. Sanders wants YOU to help end hunger.

Louisville, KY – Yum! Brands, Inc.  is celebrating its 18th anniversary and it’s more apparent than ever that the company is feeding much of the world.  As part of its vision, Yum! wants to be a Company with a Huge Heart…. caring for its community and saving lives.

While World Hunger Relief is the global effort to end hunger, it all starts here in Louisville. Yum! Brands is a lead sponsor of Dare to Care Food Bank, and has donated $13 million and 52 million meals during the last 13 years. Today the need is bigger than ever, with one in five Kentucky children at risk of going to bed hungry tonight.

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That’s why, once again, Yum! will host its End Hunger Drive-Thru to celebrate 18 years as a company with a very special challenge.  On Friday, October 9th — commemorating the official founding on October 7, 1997 –this PUBLIC EVENT will feature a Uof L vs UK Canned Good Competition. In attendance will be the Jeffersontown HS Marching Band, Trinity High School Cheer Team, St. X Cheer Team, Center Stage Cast members from Oliver, Chris P. Chicken, music and much more fun at the Yum! Brands Campus.

Popular Kentucky Sports Radio Show Host, Matt Jones will be LIVE on Campus from 10AM-Noon. Sports Radio 790 WKRD Afternoon Underdogs Tony Vanetti and Dave Jennings will be live from 3PM-5:30PM, hosted by Cardinal FANatic. They

Col. Sanders wants YOU to help end hunger.
Col. Sanders wants YOU to help end hunger.

will be carrying on the can drive competition– all Listeners/FANS are welcome to come, listen, ask questions and bring CANS!

Cheer on your Cardinals or Wildcats, wear red or blue and bring a can or two!

Yum! is challenging its employees and YOU, to bring 18 cans  for the 18th Anniversary to help meet the goal of 18,000 pounds collected for those in need.  If you bring 18 cans, you get a chance to WIN UK and U of L basketball game tickets.

Yum! is asking the Louisville community to help us reach our goal.  YOU can drive-by and drop 1 or even 18 cans in our Dare to Care bins that morning/afternoon.

The Yum! Brands Team will continue to collect cans until 5:30 pm.

DRIVE -BY and place your donated canned goods in the Dare to Care red and blue bins in the Gardiner Lane parking lot!