To help the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) provide nutritious meals to 80,000 elementary school students in conflict-affected areas of Central Mindanao, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants are helping to raise money for the World Hunger Relief Campaign. This is in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Department of Education (DepEd),
This renewed partnership was recently launched at the Pizza Hut Restaurant at SM Araneta Center, and attended by WFP Philippines Country Director and Representative Stephen Anderson, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Philippines Chief Operating Officer Lars Peterson, and World Hunger Relief volunteer Ms. Venus Raj, who was recently appointed as the DWSD Ambassador for Poor Children’s Rights and Welfare.
“We are extremely grateful to Pizza Hut and Taco Bell for their consistently strong engagement and generous commitment over the past five years,” said Anderson. “Their support has made a tremendous difference in the lives of vulnerable children we are assisting by helping to keep them in school and giving them a fighting chance of breaking the cycle of poverty and hunger.”
“Thanks to our customers and employees, we are able to continue our support to WFP Philippines,” said Peterson. “Until the end of the year, for every order of a WFP meal at Taco Bell, we will give 10 Pesos to WFP’s School Feeding Programme. We also have coinbanks to accept donations in all our Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants nationwide. With a donation of 40 pesos or more, we will give our customers a Christmas Postcard featuring Venus Raj as a token of our appreciation. Our Pizza Hut and Taco Bell employees are going all out to help raise awareness and collect for this worthy cause.”