KFC T&T is doing its part to alleviate hunger in this country through the relaunch of its Harvest Programme which took place at Living Water, Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain on Tuesday.
Harvest is a global KFC initiative that aims to reduce food wastage at its restaurants, by donating all surplus food to those people most in need.
KFC sees the programme as its contribution to helping reduce hunger—one meal at a time.
Roger Rambharose, vice president of KFC and Pizza Hut, noted that given this year’s Jubilee celebration of the brand’s presence in T&T, the company wanted to explore what more it could do to alleviate hunger locally.
“As part of the calender of activities we saw this programme as being a key of pillar of focus as we expand our environmental, social and governance initiatives,” he added.
This included a refrigerated truck dedicated to collecting and distributing Harvest donations from 50 of its stores.
Year-to-date, the company has donated food that was transformed into over 45,000 meals for people across the country.
Rambharose revealed that KFC could potentially donate enough for 100,000 meals by the end of this year.
He explained the Harvest protocol requires strict international food health and safety standards necessary for the most effective identification, storage, and transport of surplus food.
Some of its Harvest partners are: Living Waters Community; Caribbean Da’wah Association; San Fernando Shelter for Displaced Persons; San Fernando West Women on the Move; Church of God Ministries International; SEWA TT and International Youth Fellowship.
They were present to receive total donations of $20,000, which KFC hopes will further assist them in battling hunger among the underprivileged in T&T.