Teams compete in annual canoe race to fight hunger this weekend
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Yum! Brands and over 30 other Corporate and Charity Teams will "Paddle for Hunger" this weekend.
Competitors in Voyageur Boats will race on the Ohio River Saturday, July 12th to raise funds for Dare to Care Food Bank and The World Food Programme.
The effort reflects Yum! Brands' ongoing commitment to fight hunger at home and around the world.
For the past 12 years, Yum! Brands has been the largest supporter of Dare to Care Food Bank, donating more than $11 million to assist those in need.
Six years ago, Yum! Brands created World Hunger Relief to generate awareness, funds and volunteerism for the World Food Programme and other hunger relief agencies.
Since World Hunger Relief launched in 2007, the effort has raised nearly $148 million for WFP and other hunger relief organizations and is helping to provide approximately 600 million meals to millions of beneficiaries in more than 45 countries around the world.
The Paddle for Hunger event will host a Paddlers Village featuring live local bands, DJ's, Food Trucks and much more.
Cash Donations will be accepted.
All of the proceeds from the 2014 Paddle for Hunger event will be donated to The Dare to Care Food Bank and the World Food Programme.