The CNMI franchise of fastfood giant KFC has steeped up to the plate with a donation of 100 food packs yesterday to CNMI health care frontliners as a show of support for their efforts.
KFC Saipan, together with YUM! Foundation, made the donation is support of the latter’s initiative called “Feeding Our Local Health Care Heroes.”
According to Ramona Jones, CEO of Jones & Guerrero, which is the local franchisee of the Saipan branch of KFC/Taco Bell, helping and supporting the CNMI’s health care workers is a privilege. “We just want to give back to the community and support our health workers during these challenging times,” she said. “Our hope is that this will inspire other local businesses to consider extending the same gesture if they are able.”
She said that KFC Saipan actively gives back to the community through deeds like this and having raffle promos for its customers.
KFC, along with Taco Bell Saipan and TownHouse Furniture and Appliance, concluded their annual Grand Christmas Raffle last Dec. 31, selecting the winners from over 1,000 entries. KFC has been holding this appreciation raffle for their customers in the past four years.
Also, effective today, KFC Saipan is open from 10:30am to 5pm but for take-out orders only, pursuant to Gov. Ralph DLG Torres’ directive that limits operations in the CNMI for businesses that have interactions with the general public.
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.