Giving hope a voice this World Hunger Day

Giving hope a voice this World Hunger Day

16 May 2018

Add Hope, a powerful initiative that unites KFC customers and staff in the fight against hunger, now feeds over 120 000 children nutritious meals, partnering with 138 beneficiaries across South Africa. Leading up to World Hunger Day on 28 May, Add Hope will be collecting inspirational messages of hope from people all over South Africa and sharing them on radio and social platforms. Finally, the collection of voices will be crafted into one message of hope against hunger, created by South Africans and shared broadly in print, broadcast and social media.

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Adding hope for the children of Kliptown

Adding hope for the children of Kliptown

Date published: 4 May 2018

The Kliptown Youth Program (KYP) was founded in early 2007 by a small group of inspired and passionate young people from Kliptown, dedicated to making a difference in their community through providing opportunities that will enable young people to rise out of poverty. With support from donors including KFC’s national feeding initiative Add Hope, KYP provides educational support, nutritious food and afterschool activities for over 500 children.  
Thulani Madondo, Executive Director of the Kliptown Youth Program, tells us about his passion for the programme and the work that they are doing to help the Kliptown youth to build a better future for themselves.

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Add Hope hands over cheque to School of Hope

Add Hope hands over cheque to School of Hope – every R2 counts!

Date published: 01 March 2018

National feeding scheme Add Hope is making a real difference in Western Cape communities by providing young children with the nutrition they need to focus on their education.  Add Hope teams and Observatory KFC team members visited the School of Hope in Mowbray on Friday 23 February to hand over a cheque of R60,000 towards the school’s feeding scheme.

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Add Hope hands over cheque to Limpopo community

Add Hope hands over cheque to Limpopo community – every R2 counts!

Date published: 14 February 2018

Add Hope team members and teams from the KFC in Paledi Mall were excited to present a cheque for R96 000 from Add Hope to the Come Together CBOs Consortium on Friday 9 February at the Itumeleng Drop in Centre in Makanye Village in Limpopo, one of the beneficiaries of the consortium. The day was spent cooking a nutritious meal for the children to show how hope is stronger than hunger. The visitors enjoyed the songs and dancing of the joyful children who benefit from ongoing Add Hope funding.

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Ensuring full tummies for back to school kids

Ensuring full tummies for back-to-school kids

15 Jan 2018

It’s back-to-school time for South Africa’s children, and for thousands more, the very first day of their school careers. While this is a time of excitement and new beginnings, for millions of children this significant 2018 milestone will be marred by hunger. The reality is that over 3.2 million of our kids will go to school hungry on their first day at school.

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Western Cape children benefit from Add Hope donations

Western Cape children benefit from Add Hope donations this festive season

02 Jan 2018

If you want to help feed children this festive season, donating to national feeding scheme Add Hope in KFC restaurants or online is a simple way to do it. The R2 donations from KFC customers go to NGOs like Home of Hope in Tableview, one of a growing list of 12 national and 125 local beneficiary organisations Add Hope supports around the country. In the Western Cape, Add Hope reaches 13 local NGOs in communities from Cape Town to Mossel Bay, and 5 national beneficiaries active in the province including JAM, HOPE Worldwide, SOS Children’s Villages, Afrika Tikkun and Boys & Girls Town.

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Add Hope hands over cheque to Rustenburg Charity

Add Hope hands over cheque to Rustenburg Charity - every R2 counts!

25 January 2018

Every R2 that KFC customers donate to Add Hope goes to sustainable feeding programmes for children. Local restaurants can work with local charities, ensuring that funds go to their communities. Add Hope and KFC staff visited the Kwena Mosadi Charity in Bobuantswa Village in Rustenburg to hand over a cheque for the amount of R60,000 towards their feeding scheme.

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Spreading Hope in Olievenhoutbosch

08 December 2017

For Olievenhoutbosch Christian School Principal Ria Wessels-Maluleke and her team at Blue-O Community Development, funding from Add Hope, KFC’s feeding initiative which combines customer donations and social investment funding, means they can work to address the incredible need in this impoverished community.

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Brighter futures for the children of Soweto

Brighter futures for the children of Soweto

06 Dec

Africa Food for Thought (AFFT) is an NGO that helps to provide food security to more than 17 0000 children in Soweto and to the west of Johannesburg through schools, informal crèches and family food parcels.

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KZN children benefit from Add Hope World Hunger Month donations

KZN children benefit from Add Hope World Hunger Month donations

01 December 2017

During World Hunger Month in October, including World Food Day on 16th October, R5.83 million was raised for national feeding scheme Add Hope. The R2 donations from customers will go to NGOs like SOS Children’s Villages, one of a growing list of 12 national and 125 local beneficiary organisations Add Hope supports around the country. 

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Eastern Cape children benefit from Add Hope World Hunger Month donations

Eastern Cape children benefit from Add Hope World Hunger Month donations

29 November 2017

During World Hunger Month in October, including World Food Day on 16th October, R5.83 million was raised for national feeding scheme Add Hope. 

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North West children benefit from Add Hope World Hunger Month donations

North West children benefit from Add Hope World Hunger Month donations

29 November 2017

During World Hunger Month in October, including World Food Day on 16th October, R5.83 million was raised for national feeding scheme Add Hope. The R2 donations from customers will go to NGOs like SOS Children’s Villages, one of a growing list of 12 national and 125 local beneficiary organisations Add Hope supports around the country.

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Mpumalanga children benefit from Add Hope World Hunger Month donations

Mpumalanga children benefit from Add Hope World Hunger Month donations

23 November 2017

During World Hunger Month in October, including World Food Day on 16th October, R5.83 million was raised for national feeding scheme Add Hope. The R2 donations from customers will go to NGOs like SOS Children’s Villages, one of a growing list of 12 national and 125 local beneficiary organisations Add Hope supports around the country. 

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Add Hope raises over R5M during World Hunger Month

Add Hope raises R5.83M during World Hunger Month

16 November 2017

On behalf of each of the 120 000 children all over South Africa that Add Hope feeds, Add Food would like to say thank you to all South Africans who donated and continue to donate. 

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The value of a plate of food to build confident kids

The value of a plate of food to build confident kids

30 October 2017

The evidence of how hunger can affect a child’s social well being is significant, and concerning in terms of its potential long-term affect. Your R2 helps to build confident kids. 

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Good nutrition vital for our intellectual power as a nation

Good nutrition vital for our intellectual power as a nation

16 October 2017

We have to take action to turn the tide on hunger because malnutrition causes delays in cognitive development. Thabisa Mkhwanazi discusses how hope is stronger than hunger and how your R2 feeds mental development. 

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Showing hope is stronger than hunger this World Hunger Month

Showing hope is stronger than hunger this World Hunger Month

11 October 2017

Add Hope teams, NGO leaders, media and influencers gathered in Hillbrow today at the NGO MES to experience how hope is stronger than hunger this World Hunger Month.

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SA childrens physical development lagging due to hunger

SA children’s physical development lagging due to hunger

4 October 2017

The impact of malnutrition on physical development is acute. Good nutrition is the most important factor in creating a better future for these children, the basic element that can improve physical development and set children up for productive and healthy futures.

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Growing Add Hope donations feed local KZN children

Growing Add Hope donations feed local KZN children

3 October 2017

Since 2009, Add Hope has seen donations from customers multiply every year, from R6.2 million in 2010 to R38.6 million in 2016. This remarkable initiative has now raised over R400-million through KFC and customer donations combined and feeds over 120 000 children through partnerships with over 137 NGOs nationwide, making it one of the biggest private sector feeding initiatives in South Africa.  

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Hope is stronger than hunger this World Hunger Month

Hope is stronger than hunger this World Hunger Month

Posted on 1 October 2017

In a country where hunger and poor nutrition pose a major risk to the physical, cognitive and social development of millions of children, initiatives like this that channel funds towards feeding children are playing a vital role.

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Growing Add Hope donations helps feed local children in Cape Town

Growing Add Hope donations helps feed local children in Cape Town

20 September 2017

What started out as a simple idea to combine KFC Corporate Social Investment contributions and customer donations to fight hunger, has become something extraordinary. When Add Hope started in 2009, customers quickly started to donate R2 at the till. Since then, this remarkable initiative has seen donations from customers multiply every year, from R6.2 million in 2010 to R38.6 million in 2016. 

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The power of the collective to change lives

Add Hope – the power of the collective to change lives

19 September 2017

What started out as a simple idea to combine KFC Corporate Social Investmentcontributions and customer donations to fight hunger, has become something extraordinary. When Add Hope started in2009, customers quickly started to donateR2 at the till. Since then, this remarkable initiative has seen donations from customers multiplyevery year, from R6.2million in 2010 to R38.6 millionin 2016.

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Delivering hope in Lawley

Posted on 22 August 2017

710 food boxes containing a variety of essentials were handed over to families in need in Lawley, south of Ennerdale, on 22 August. The boxes were packed in 67 minutes by KFC staff and partners as a Mandela Day activity in support of Add Hope, KFC’s feeding initiative which combines customer donations with KFC CSI contributions to feed over 120 000 children through 137 beneficiary organisations.

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Sthembiso Khoza and KFC team members experience the difference Add Hope makes

Posted on 14 August 2017

Add Hope ambassador Sthembiso Khoza and KFC team members visited Ipopeng, a day care centre in Zandspruit which Add Hope supports through HOPE worldwide SA. As the visitors helped serve nutritious meals and enjoyed playtime with the children, it was easy to see the difference that Add Hope donations make. HOPE worldwide SA reaches 12 260 children in need through 183 ECD centres like Ipopeng. Watch the video and read more here

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Adding hope this Mandela Day

Posted on 18 July 2017

This year, for Mandela Day, the staff at Yum! donated 67 minutes to packing food parcels for the children of JAM South Africa.

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Young people give back to the NGOs that helped them

Young people give back to the NGOs that helped them

3 July 2017

Almost a generation of young people have been helped since Add Hope, KFC’s national feeding initiative which combines customer donations and CSI funds to support 137 NGOs, started eight years ago.


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Add Hope Empower NGOs to make a difference

Your donations empower NGOs to make a difference

Posted on 23 June 2017

When people donate, they often don’t realise how much further money can go in the hands of an NGO, due to the partnerships and pricing they have in place. Add Hope, a KFC initiative that makes it simple for people to donate R2 or more in KFC restaurants or online, and HOPE worldwide South Africa, one of the 137 NGO partners it supports, are a case in point.
Dr. Marc Aguirre, Country Director for HOPE worldwide SA, explains that the funds they receive from Add Hope help them do an enormous amount of good as they can multiply the benefit through strong supplier partnerships

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Add Hope World Hunger Day

Hope against Hunger Challenge raises over R4.8 million for World Hunger Day

Posted on 21 June 2017

Add Hope, on behalf of 137 NGOs all over South Africa, is expressing a huge message of thanks to all South Africans who rose to the Hope against Hunger challenge for World Hunger Day and donated over R4.8 million in May. Add Hope will be able to feed more than 120 000 children through sustainable feeding schemes at these organisations, supported by Add Hope.

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Celebrities kick off Hope Squad journey for World Hunger Day

Posted on 25 May 2017

Celebrities gathered in Alexandra to join Add Hope’s Hope against Hunger challenge leading up to World Hunger Day on 28 May

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Virtual Reality spreads Hope against Hunger

Virtual Reality spreads Hope against Hunger

Posted on 4 May 2017

Add Hope is using virtual reality experiences for the first time to inspire South Africans to join the Hope against Hunger Challenge.

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Hope for children, one meal at a time

Posted on 24 April 2017

This is the story of hope of Lerato Moyo, a dedicated staff at non-profit organisation who works hard to serve her community’s youth.

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Article Add Hope Creating Ripple of Change

Add Hope – creating ripples of change

Posted on 06 April 2017

Born in Hillbrow to a single mother and surrounded by street gangs and crime, young Tebogo Mabye seemed destined for struggle. Fortunately, he found a safe haven at MES, a partner of Add Hope that is funded by donations that KFC customers make every day. Tebogo, and many other children like him, have been able to turn their lives around thanks to Add Hope and the organisations they work with – becoming role models for other children and breaking the cycle of violence and poverty that threatens to engulf them.

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Add Hope now feeds 120 000 children every day

Add Hope now feeds 120 000 children every day

Posted on 04 May 2017

Add Hope, a powerful initiative that sees KFC customers and staff unite in the fight against hunger, has now reached the milestone of feeding 120 000 children around the country nutritious meals, every day. In a country where hunger and poor nutrition pose a major risk to the health, wellbeing and education of millions of children, initiatives like this are playing a vital role.

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World Hunger Month

Posted on 08 November 2016

KFC’s Add Hope – now in its seventh year – has found a powerful way to unite staff and customers in the fight against hunger. Relying on the power of a R2 donation being added at KFC tills and contributions from KFC, Add Hope has raised over R263 million since inception and partners with 110 non-profit organisations to feed over 110 000 children every day across the country, helping them learn, grow and thrive

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Adding Hope at Oosterland Youth Centre

Posted on 08 November 2016

KFC’s Add Hope – now in its seventh year – has found a powerful way to unite staff and customers in the fight against hunger.  Add Hope partners with over 110 beneficiary organisations to feed over 110 000 children every day across the country, helping them learn, grow and thrive.  With World Hunger Month coming up in October, Add Hope continues to shine a spotlight on hunger issues in South Africa and the beneficiaries it supports

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Home of Hope for disabled children

Posted on 08 November 2016

KFC’s Add Hope – now in its seventh year – has found a powerful way to unite staff and customers in the fight against hunger.  Add Hope partners with over 110 beneficiary organisations to feed over 110 000 children every day across the country, helping them learn, grow and thrive. With World Hunger Month having kicked off in October, Add Hope continues to shine a spotlight on hunger issues in South Africa and the beneficiaries it supports

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Hopes and dreams at Epworth Children’s Village

Posted on 08 November 2016

KFC’s Add Hope – now in its seventh year – has found a powerful way to unite staff and customers in the fight against hunger

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St. Monica’s Child and Youth Centre

Posted on 08 November 2016

KFC’s Add Hope – now in its seventh year – has found a powerful way to unite staff and customers in the fight against hunger. Add Hope partners with over 110 beneficiary organisations to feed over 110 000 children every day across the country, helping them learn, grow and thrive. With World Hunger Month having kicked off in October, Add Hope continues to shine a spotlight on hunger issues in South Africa and the beneficiaries it supports. 

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Add Hope Mandela Day Food Parcel Handover in Eikonhof

Posted on 07 September 2016

In honour of Nelson Mandela Day on the 18th of July, KFC Add Hope together with one of its 110 beneficiaries JAM SA, helped pack 1000 food parcels in just 67 minutes, for the children supported by Add Hope. KFC team members together with KFC Facebook fans joined in to show their support in celebrating a day in which all South African’s can honour making a change in the lives of others.

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Adding Hope this Mandela Day

Posted on 07 September 2016

According to research by the South African Department of Health, South Africa is one of the 34 countries adding to the 90 percent of malnourishment globally, with 34 percent of child deaths under the age of five are attributed to malnutrition in the country, every year.

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Afrika Tikkun Cooking Challenge

Posted on 07 September 2016

On Thursday 9 June, KFC team members got together to participate in a fun-filled cooking challenge, to feed over 250 children at Afrika Tikkun in Mfuleni, one of the 110 beneficiaries from KFC’s corporate social responsibility initiative, Add Hope.

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Double Up your Add Hope donation for World Hunger Day

Posted on 07 September 2016

In South Africa, more than a quarter of children under nine years old suffer stunted growth as a result of not having sufficient nutrition to enable proper brain and physical development. Further to the R300 million Add Hope has raised over the last 7 years, for this World Hunger Day, on 28th May, Add Hope has launched a Double Up campaign to raise awareness around the plight of the millions of South African children who go to bed hungry every night.

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Add Hope Celebrates Feeding 100 000 Children

Posted on 07 September 2016

A recent study by the South African Department of Health names South Africa as one of the 34 countries contributing to 90 percent of the burden of malnourishment globally. This, together with the fact that approximately

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