A TASTE OF HOME: KFC REUNITES AMERICAN RELIEF WORKER WITH HER FAMILY AFTER MONTHS OF HELPING OTHERS 6,500 MILES AWAY IN AFRICA
Kentucky Fried Chicken Continues Year of Hosting "Better Together" Gatherings
LOUISVILLE, KY - There's truly no place like home. As part of a year-long campaign to bring people together, Kentucky Fried Chicken provided another deserving family an emotional reunion today.
Jo Anne Yeager Sallah, a relief worker with International Relief and Development (IRD), has been stationed in Gambia since 2008 with her husband and two children, thousands of miles away from her parents, Capt. Donald R. Yeager and Jeanne Yeager of Sunnyvale, Calif. With the distance, the elder Yeagers have not seen their grandchildren for more than a year.
"When you live so far away from your loved ones, you learn to connect with each other using the latest technology, but nothing beats seeing them in person, so we really cherish any opportunity we get to see each other," said Jo Anne Yeager Sallah. "KFC's effort to bring our family together again means so much to us, and we'll never forget this experience."
Working with KFC to coordinate the surprise, Jeanne brought an unsuspecting Donald to the Elks Lodge where his retired men's group meets regularly. While Donald thought he would be meeting up with his fellow veterans, to his surprise, he was greeted by his daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren, all eagerly waiting at the door to embrace him. After wiping away tears and giving one another plenty of hugs, the family continued to catch up over a meal of KFC Chunky Chicken Pot Pies.
KFC Continues to Bring People Together in 2012
In January, KFC reunited Air Force Capt. Cherissa Jackson with her daughters, parents and siblings when she returned home from her deployment in Afghanistan. KFC may conduct additional reunions this year. Consumers who know of family members or friends deserving of a reunion can share their stories on KFC's Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/KFC) and Twitter profile (www.twitter.com/kfc).
"Whether it's our KFC Chunky Chicken Pot Pies, the Colonel's Original Recipe Fried Chicken or one of our delicious side dishes, at KFC, we make food that brings family and friends together," said Jason Marker, Chief Marketing Officer of KFC. "That's why we're on a year-long mission to connect deserving families together over our world-famous chicken."
Enjoy the Classic Taste of KFC's Chunky Chicken Pot Pie
Loaded with chunks of the world's-best chicken, diced vegetables and covered with a buttery, flaky crust, KFC's Chunky Chicken Pot Pie is freshly baked every day at participating locations. Each pie is only $3.99 for a limited time.