August 12, 2016
Since 2014 KBP Foods has sold coupon books to their KFC and Taco Bell restaurant customers in Virginia in exchange for a $1 donation to Our Military Kids. The first coupon book drive resulted in 35,000 donations from restaurant customers. Each drive has seen an increase in donations and last fall’s drive received nearly 80,000 donations. The KBP Foods stores in Houston, Texas joined the Virginia stores for the Spring 2016 Campaign and together they surpassed the 100,000 mark in coupon book distribution.
In a remarkable effort, Deborah Alexander, KFC General Manager in Newport News, Virginia, sold more than 12,000 books to benefit our grant program. KBP Foods management and staff presented a $103,532.42 check to Our Military Kids, representing the largest single donation to Our Military Kids so far in 2016.
“We are immensely grateful for the extraordinary effort KBP Foods employees put into the coupon drive,” said Linda Davidson, Executive Director. “Grant applications to Our Military Kids have increased by more than 30% in the first half of this year. Their tremendous outpouring of support could not have come at a better time.”
“It’s been great that KBP’s relationship with Our Military Kids continues to grow as our company grows,” said Matthew Hansen, Chief Operating Officer for KBP Foods. “We love what OMK does and are privileged to support their efforts and are passionate about doing so.”
“The letters from all the children who are getting to pursue their dreams and passions, while they make the biggest sacrifice of all, is what keeps us going – they are the little heroes! Our hope is that KBP and OMK both continue to grow together and are able to impact more children year after year,” Hansen concluded.
Since 2005, Our Military Kids has provided more than 54,000 grant awards to keep military children engaged in activities of their choosing while parents are deployed or recovering from combat related injuries.