KFC Add Hope is feeding South Africans with the R2 donated to the initiative has come under the spotlight again.
An HIV activist Thembisile_Q took to social media that the KFC cashiers have a target for the R2 they ask for when you order for the KFC Add Hope initiative.
Some current and former KFC employees corroborated the story, stating that the initiative does have targets set for the cashiers.
If the goal is not met, the money would be deducted from their salary.
Other social users asked if the fast food company is even allowed to have a target for a charity initiative.
KFC responded to the social media user stating that childhood hunger is a significant issue in South Africa and that KFC Add Hope feeds over 150 000 children every day.
They went on to say that while they urge their teams to collect donations, they should not be required to pay out of their own pockets. “That’s not the Add Hope spirit, and we are looking into it right now.”
I didn’t know KFC cashiers have a target for those R2 they ask for. From now on I’ll always leave them 😭😭
Imagine not reaching it and having to pay from your own pocket 😩
— Thembisile Q (@Thembisile_Q) May 25, 2021
Seven weeks into level five lockdown, KFC came under fire, with social media users wondering what happened to their donations that were meant for the Add Hope initiative.
Quinton Britz, a social media user, inquired about where was KFC Add Hope R2 goes or who was it being donated to: “There has been no advertisement or post since the lockdown.” He worried whether KFC was profiting itself and if people would still support the cause.