As the largest catering company in China, yum china is committed to leveraging its scale and expertise to support communities in Shanghai and across the country. On 1st Maystto honor International Labor Day, yum china provided, from its limited supply, hundreds of free meals, including fried chicken, pizza, sandwiches and coffee to medical workers at four makeshift hospitals in Shanghai. Additionally, as a token of appreciation for their selfless service, the company has prepared more than 30,000 care kits to distribute to medical workers nationwide when they return home after Shanghai. Packages include ready meals such as fried rice, steak and beef patty from KFC and packaged food selections from Pizza Hut.
“As we face unprecedented challenges since the most severe outbreak since the start of 2020, we are extremely grateful for the tireless efforts of medical staff and volunteers during this difficult time. We hope that our convenient and delicious food can bring them extra comfort. mentioned Joey WatCEO of yum china. “In addition to supporting medical workers, yum china volunteers come together across brands and functions to continue serving communities in need. Their tremendous efforts embody our mission to serve the communities in which we operate.”
yum china was one of the first essential service providers authorized to serve communities during the last outbreak in Shanghai. The Company’s brands provide food and drink to medical workers and volunteers. Notably, despite limited capacity in food services, since early April KFC has provided more than 3,000 breakfasts each day to frontline medical workers and Lavazza has also provided coffee and sandwiches to frontline medical workers. Meanwhile, as part of yum china In support of the community, the Company worked with charitable foundations and NGOs to provide 7,000 elderly people living alone with enough cooked meals for several days. KFC has also donated children’s books to quarantine centers.
“On the occasion of International Labor Day, we would like to express our deep appreciation and gratitude to all the medical workers from several regions of China who support Shanghai in these difficult times,” said Alice Wangdirector of public affairs yum china, who oversaw the event. “We are humbled by their sacrifices, dedication and tireless efforts throughout the pandemic. We hope they and their families can enjoy these packages together when they return home.”
Since entering China 35 years ago, yum china actively fulfills its corporate social responsibilities, including serving and supporting communities. Since COVID-19 first emerged in early 2020, yum china employee volunteers have been active in supporting communities, providing more than one million free meals to communities across the country.
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About Yum China Holdings, Inc.
Yum China Holdings, Inc. is a licensee of Yum! brands in mainland China. It has exclusive rights in mainland China to KFC, China’s leading quick-service restaurant brand, Pizza Hut, China’s leading casual dining brand. Chinaand Taco Bell, a California-restaurant chain serving innovative Mexican-inspired cuisine. yum china also owns the Petit Mouton, Huang Ji Huang, East Dawning and the COFFii & JOY concepts. Besides, yum china has partnered with Lavazza to explore and develop the Lavazza coffee concept by China. The Company had 12,163 restaurants in more than 1,600 cities at the end of February 2022.
In 2021, yum china ranked #363 on the Fortune 500 list and was named to the TIME100 list of most influential companies. yum china was also selected as a member of the two Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI): World Index and Emerging Market Index. In 2022, the company was named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index and was certified Top Employer 2022 in China by the Top Employers Institute, both for the fourth consecutive year. For more information, please visit http://ir.yumchina.com.
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