Pizza Hut launches World Hunger Relief Effort

PLANO, Texas, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — According to the United Nations, nearly one billion people are going hungry worldwide and one in eight people go to bed hungry every night.

For the seventh consecutive year, Pizza Hut through its World Hunger Relief Campaign will continue its mission to help put an end to this global issue. Beginning today and continuing through Saturday, November 9, the company will collect donations in-store and online at PizzaHut.com all of which will go directly toward the World Food Programme’s operations to fight hunger.

Contributions are as follows: $1 (feeds four children for a day), $3 (can feed two children for a week), $5 (feeds a child for a month) and $10 (feeds an entire classroom for a day). Last year alone, Pizza Hut helped feed more than 12 million children in need.

“No issue around the world is met with more passion by us than world hunger,” said Scott Bergren, Chief Executive Officer, Pizza Hut. “As the largest pizza company in the world, we can have an impact on this global issue. We can’t express enough appreciation to our incredibly loyal, and generous, customers who join us in our effort to end world hunger.”

Pizza Hut’s parent company Yum! Brands announced a new World Hunger Relief PSA featuring multi-Grammy Award winner and international superstar Christina Aguilera. The new PSA includes footage from Aguilera’s recent field visit to Rwanda where she witnessed the effects of hunger first hand and helped beneficiaries of WFP’s nutrition programs. Aguilera has served as global spokesperson for Yum! Brands’ World Hunger Relief effort since 2009 where her participation has helped raise millions for WFP and other hunger relief agencies. To view the new PSA, visit HungertoHope.com.

In addition to the PSA, Pizza Hut consumers who donate $3, $5 or $10 online at PizzaHut.com will receive a free two-week subscription to Hulu Plus. Hulu will also donate up to $8 for each customer that retains his or her subscription to Hulu Plus for two months or longer.

To find out more about the initiative, visit PizzaHut.com/Hulu.

Yum! Brands’ annual World Hunger Relief effort is the world’s largest private sector hunger relief initiative, spanning more than 130 countries and over 39,000 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants. The initiative began in 2007 in an effort to raise awareness, volunteerism and funds for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and other hunger relief agencies. Since 2007, the effort has raised nearly $150 million for WFP and other hunger relief organizations and is helping to provide approximately 600 million meals and save the lives of millions of people in remote corners of the world. Nearly 1.5 million of Yum! Brands’ employees, franchisees and their families have volunteered millions of hours to aid hunger relief efforts in communities worldwide.

About Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. delivers more pizza, pasta and wings than any other restaurant in the world. The only pizza company to be named a top 10 franchise in 2013 by Entrepreneur Magazine, Pizza Hut began 55 years ago in Wichita, Kansas, and today operates more than 10,000 restaurants in more than 90 countries. Pizza Hut also is the proprietor of the BOOK IT! Program, which is a long-standing children’s literacy program used in more than 650,000 classrooms nationwide. In 2013, Pizza Hut is expected to surpass 4,000 WingStreet locations.