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History

The KFC® family has a rich history of generosity inspired by Colonel Harland Sanders himself.

The KFC® family has a rich history of generosity inspired by Colonel Harland Sanders himself. It started with a hitchhiker who happened to be a college student. The Colonel gave him a ride and a full scholarship. (Watch the video for the full story.)

That act of kindness inspired the KFC Foundation, which has since provided over $23 million to more than 8,000 students and KFC Restaurant employees, assisting them in getting an education, making it through crises, building personal finance skills, giving back to their communities, and more.

Our charitable programs are made possible through the ongoing support of participating KFC Franchisees, KFC Corporation, and individual supporters like you!