120 KFC meals given to COVID-19 front-liners

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Posted on Nov 20 2020
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Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. and KFC staff flank KFC store manager Yole Aldan and CHCC CEO Esther Muña at the turnover of 120 meals donated to the 120 CNMI COVID-19 front-liners. (BEA CABRERA)

KFC Saipan delivered a total of 120 meals to the men and women of the CNMI COVID-19 Task Force last Tuesday to show support and gratitude for their hard work in keeping the CNMI community safe from the virus.

This venture is in collaboration with the feeding program of YUM! HeartComm initiative, wherein KFC outlets all over the world are given the option to choose their beneficiaries.

According to KFC Saipan store manager Yole Aldan, the goal of this program is to support and recognize the efforts of front-liners in the CNMI community. “We would like to thank them for their bravery, sacrifices, and their unflagging compassion…,” she said. “This is a feeding program is not only by KFC Saipan but is also being done on this very day around the world wherever there are KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut outlets.”

This is the second time that KFC Saipan did this. The first time was in April when it donated 100 meals to Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. front-liners.

“We appreciate the front-liners as they are the ones doing the hard work and we salute them for their non-stop commitment to help everybody,” Aldan added.

Receiving the meals in behalf of the front-liners was CHCC CEO Esther Muna. “We thank them because the people of KFC—during the pandemic especially the early part of the outbreak—has always supported us. …They don’t have to do this but we are really grateful,” she said. “The people at KFC are just as important as we are. …They are also essential workers. …I think KFC was one of the first restaurants on island that established COVID-19 health and safety measures in their restaurant. …I also want them and the community to understand that we do this as part of our job and we were here since the beginning and we will be here until the end.”

This is YUM!’s final event of the year and is believed to be the world’s largest YUM! cross-brand corporate social responsibility in food delivery. YUM! Foundation is known for encouraging fastfood franchises in the U.S. mainland to save extra food and donate them to non-profit organizations.

The partnership between KFC and YUM! Foundation started in 1992 and has helped feed people doing extraordinary jobs that deal with community service.

Bea Cabrera
Bea Cabrera, who holds a law degree, also has a bachelor's degree in mass communications. She has been exposed to multiple aspects of mass media, doing sales, marketing, copywriting, and photography.
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