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KFC Nassau provides hunger relief with $18,000 in donations to eight local charities

  • Maxine Bowe, lead manager of KFC Prince Charles and restaurant staff make a donation to Florence Pratt, administrator, Elizabeth Estates Children’s Home.

  • KFC South Beach Lead Manager Gwennith Smith, along with restaurant assistant managers and team members present a monetary donation to representatives of Unity House, Brenell Smith and Darren Bethel.

Published: Mar 21, 2017

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Hunger, and the effects it has on families and communities, is a longstanding issue in The Bahamas. One of the country’s fast-food restaurant leaders, KFC Nassau, continued its work to eradicate hunger with a recent presentation to eight local charitable organizations that provide hunger and food-related relief to those in need. More than $18,000 has been raised through the vision of KFC Nassau’s restaurant managers to continue the philanthropic endeavor of the brand’s annual “Add Hope” campaign. Each KFC Nassau location adopted a charity of its own within the vicinity of the restaurant in order to assist and improve upon hunger relief efforts in a meaningful and tangible way in the local community.

“There are a vast number of people in the country that experience food insecurity,” said Willard Grant, director of operations at Restaurants (Bahamas) Ltd. — KFC Nassau’s franchise holder. “At KFC Nassau, we believe in giving back to the communities we serve, and each KFC Nassau location is proud to partner with a local hunger relief charity to provide needed funding to help feed our communities and contribute to the efforts to address hunger relief in New Providence.”

KFC Nassau understands the devastation of hunger throughout its local communities and recognizes the tremendous impact hunger has on Bahamians that struggle to afford basic necessities such as food, water and shelter. The donations provided to the eight local charitable organizations will assist in funding their programs and efforts, which will enable each organization to continue providing much-needed food resources to Bahamians facing food insecurity.

“Organizations such as hunger relief organizations play an integral part in our community. We’re proud to do what we can to help support them and to help provide adequate and nutritious meals to Bahamians in need,” Grant concluded.

The following charities were presented donations from locations of the KFC Nassau brand:

Good Samaritan Senior Citizens Home (KFC Golden Gates), Nazareth’s Children’s Center (KFC Saunders Beach), Ranfurly Homes for Children (KFC Mackey Street), Pat’s Senior Citizens Home (KFC Marathon Road), Unity House (KFC South Beach), Elizabeth Estates Children’s Home (KFC Prince Charles), Mother Pratt Foundation (KFC Robinson Road) and Great Commission Ministries (KFC Oakes Field).

KFC Nassau is part of the Yum! global group of brands and is operated by Restaurants (Bahamas) Limited throughout New Providence. More information on KFC Nassau can be found on its website, www.kfcnassau.com, or on Facebook, www.facebook.com/kfcnassau.


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