Pizza Hut US Raises $2.7 Million for WHR

Pizza Hut US Raises $2.7 Million for WHR

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 10:00am

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Pizza Hut US brought to life its World Hunger Relief theme of "Together We Can Make a Greater Tomorrow," raising more than $2.7 million for the 2013 campaign and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

The top-performing restaurants were: Tumbleweed Pizza Partners Franchise in San Angelo, Texas – $10,417 and Daland Franchise in Crysta l River, Fla. – $5,840.

This year's campaign continued a successful partnership with Hulu, rewarding customers who donated $3, $5, or $10 online at with two weeks of free Hulu Plus access. For every customer that became a paying subscriber after the trial period, Hulu donated $4 to World Hunger Relief and an additional $4 for every customer that remained a subscriber for at least two months.

Pizza Hut also built on the success of its 2012 initiatives by adding a Community Outreach Ambassador Program to drive enthusiasm within the restaurants. More than 2,300 ambassadors participated, bringing in on average $260 more per restaurant than restaurants without an ambassador.

Latosha Sanders from Laurel, Mississippi (NPC Franchise) was the top performing ambassador, raising $6,397 for WHR. The ten top-performing ambassadors received recognition of $100 in incentive funds.

Congratulations to the winners and the entire Pizza Hut team for demonstrating their Huge Hearts and commitment to ending world hunger!

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Yum! Brands’ 2013 World Hunger Relief efforts raised $37 million in overall cash and food donations for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and other hunger relief agencies. The World Hunger Relief program is the world's largest private sector hunger relief effort, spanning more than 130 countries and territories, 40,000 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants and more than 1.5 million employees and franchise associates.