Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– KFC and Pizza Hut collected nearly BDT 802000 for the poor in their World Hunger Relief Campaign, co-organized with the World Food Programme (WFP).

The month-long campaign was launched to raise awareness on hunger and support the WFP efforts to provide meals to schoolchildren and ensure their education.

This year’s program — the fourth in succession — involved a network of 35,000 restaurants in 112 countries, under the fast food brands’ parent company Yum! Restaurants International (YRI).

Singers Shakila Zafar and Tishma and actress Sharmin Lucky attended the closing event at Pizza Hut’s Gulshan outlet yesterday, to show solidarity with the campaign.

YRI and its local partner Transcom Foods handed over the fund to Christa Rader, WFP country representative for Bangladesh.

Transcom Foods is the franchisee of international chain restaurants KFC and Pizza Hut.

BBN/SI/AD-30Nov10-1:49 am (BST)