McLean, Virginia – A month-long coupon drive at 180 KFC stores will benefit children of deployed National Guard and Reserve families, as well as children of severely injured service members and veterans of all branches. The fundraiser by KBP Foods, the largest KFC franchise in the U.S., is part of a longstanding partnership that has provided funding for thousands of military kids to join an extracurricular activity.
This year’s coupon drive began Feb. 26 and will run through March 31 at KBP-owned KFC stores in Texas, Virginia, Louisiana, Maryland, Oklahoma, Virginia and North Carolina. The coupon book sells for $1 each (more than $40 in savings) and all proceeds in these markets will benefit Our Military Kids.
“We are so honored to be selected as a partner with KBP foods,” said Angela Burton, Executive Director at Our Military Kids. “Their incredible support means that kids across the country will have access to rewarding and engaging activities while their parents are deployed.”
“Our Military Kids is an incredible organization that makes a meaningful difference in the communities it serves,” said Matt Hansen, Chief Operating Officer at KBP Foods. “It is our privilege to support Our Military Kids in their mission to help children of deployed and severely injured Service Members and Veterans.”
Launched in 2004, Our Military Kids was started as a way to thank families of Guard and Reserve personnel who endured lengthy and repeated deployments. In 2008, the group expanded to include children of severely injured service members. Our Military Kids has provided almost 60,000 grants to children across the United States. In a recent survey of families who received the grants, 94% said they saw a decrease in the child’s stress and anxiety and 98% saw improvement in the entire family’s well-being. Our Military Kids provides eligible children up to $500 per grant for each deployment lasting at least 180 days. For more information, visit the website at www.ourmilitarykids.org.
About KBP Foods
KBP Foods, headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., has been named one of the 10 Fastest-Growing Restaurant Chains and one of the Top 100 Fastest-Growing Businesses in North America. Currently, KBP Foods operates more than 560 KFC and Taco Bell restaurants across 21 states.
About Our Military Kids
Our Military Kids, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit providing substantial support to children of deployed National Guard and Military Reserve service members and to children of wounded warriors from all active and reserve military branches. For more information, visit www.ourmilitarykids.org or call Gretchen Hitchner at 703-734-6654.