KFC Foundation is helping wishes come true with new initiative

Meet KFC’s own “Wonder Woman,” Samantha Powell
March 8, 2019
KFC employee wins big from essay on “small act of kindness”
August 14, 2019

KFC Foundation is helping wishes come true with new initiative

The KFC Foundation presents Kentucky Fried Wishes, a new wish-granting initiative for restaurant employees in 2019.

Starting May 15, 2019, anyone can nominate an eligible KFC restaurant employee for a Kentucky Fried Wish. The wish could be big or small; need-based or life-enhancing. Examples of requests include dental work, a car, debt relief, a meaningful experience… the possibilities are (almost) endless!


  1. The recipient of the granted wish must be an employee at a participating restaurant* or their immediate family
  2. The request must be something that is NOT addressed by one of the KFC Foundation’s existing charitable programs:

Multiple Kentucky Fried Wishes, totaling $35,000, will be granted nationwide. Winners will be announced in Fall 2019.

Know a KFC restaurant employee who could use a Kentucky Fried Wish in their life? If so, submit a nomination by June 30!

*To be eligible, the person being nominated must work at a KFC restaurant participating in the 2019 Cole Slaw Donation Program.

About the KFC Foundation

It started with a hitchhiker who happened to be a college student. The Colonel gave him a ride and a full scholarship. That act of kindness inspired the KFC Foundation, an independent 501c3 organization, which has since provided over $20 million to more than 6,400 students and KFC Restaurant employees. Today, the heart of what the KFC Foundation does is care for restaurant employees. Thanks to the generous support of KFC Franchisees, with additional support from KFC Corporation, the Foundation provides a spectrum of charitable programs for KFC frontline workers, including education, hardship assistance and personal finance programs.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

For security, use of Google's reCAPTCHA service is required which is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

I agree to these terms.