Yum! Brands Adopts Nicaragua Community; Launches New Employee “Feed the World Ambassador Program” for World Hunger Relief | Business Wire

Yum! Brands Adopts Nicaragua Community; Launches New Employee “Feed the World Ambassador Program” for World Hunger Relief

Greg Creed, Chief Executive Officer of Yum! Brands, serves food to children in a community in Jinotega, Nicaragua, last week.

Greg Creed, Chief Executive Officer of Yum! Brands, serves food to children in a community in Jinotega, Nicaragua, last week.

Creed and a team of Yum! employees were on a humanitarian trip in Nicaragua as part of the Company’s Feed the World Ambassador Program. The new employee leadership program is part of the Company’s global World Hunger Relief effort that raises awareness, volunteerism and funds for the United Nations World Food Programme and others. Visit HungertoHope.com.

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) announced it has adopted the community of Jinotega, Nicaragua, as part of the Company’s new Feed the World Ambassador Program. The new employee leadership program is part of the Company’s global World Hunger Relief effort that raises awareness, volunteerism and donations for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). “Witnessing WFP’s life-saving efforts in developing countries like Nicaragua is humbling. I’m hopeful our new employee campaign will give those less fortunate a hand up and create long-term change in communities around the world.”

 

The Feed the World Ambassador Program is a way for Yum! employees to fight global hunger and make a lasting impact in a community in need. Each year, a team of selected Yum! Ambassadors have the unique opportunity to travel to an adopted community and evaluate infrastructure improvements the Company can support. The Ambassadors work with WFP to determine improvement projects and costs and then launch fundraising efforts to support the specific community projects. “We’re a company with a Huge Heart and it’s our privilege and responsibility to Feed the World by making a difference in global hunger,” said Greg Creed, Chief Executive Officer, Yum! Brands. “Witnessing WFP’s life-saving efforts in developing countries like Nicaragua is humbling. I’m hopeful our new employee campaign will give those less fortunate a hand up and create long-term change in communities around the world.”

Source: Yum! Brands Adopts Nicaragua Community; Launches New Employee “Feed the World Ambassador Program” for World Hunger Relief | Business Wire

I’d like to be all snarky about this, to register some level of skepticism that somehow Yum! Brands is going to help people with basic needs such as food in Jinotega. It is ripe for commentary, as the company that is best known for selling its cheap, semi-nutritious fast food in the USA and lots of foreign countries would somehow be best suited to provide nutrition and life-changing lessons and examples for folks up in Jinotega.

We do salute you Yum! Brands for trying and we hope you don’t get too much negative feedback as I’m sure the folks you helped (as seen in the photo) were grateful for your help. I would like to learn more of the details of the program and see what the long-term plans might be.

One thought on “Yum! Brands Adopts Nicaragua Community; Launches New Employee “Feed the World Ambassador Program” for World Hunger Relief | Business Wire

  1. Jinotega probably doesn’t need this, but the weather here is so fabulous we get all the GNO traffic that doesn’t end up in San Ramon. Eventually, Jinotega is going to have to build a fake poor village just outside town to attract them.

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