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KFC Gives Leftover Chicken To The Homeless

| by David Bonner
Man eating at Ace of ClubsMan eating at Ace of Clubs

A homeless shelter in London is the recipient of a generous donation program by one of the world’s biggest fast-food chains.

Each week, a local Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise gives away “pounds and pounds” of chicken to the Ace of Clubs shelter, reports the website Little Things.

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Originally founded by the iconic Colonel Harland Sanders 70 years ago, the Kentucky-based KFC Corporation now has more than 18,000 KFC outlets in 115 countries and territories around the world, the corporate website boasts.

Not only does this KFC restaurant's charitable gift provide homeless folks with an American delicacy famous for its secret 11 herbs and spices, but it's also a good use of food that would otherwise be thrown in the garbage.

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Instead of tossing all that tasty chicken in the dumpster, they bag it up and put it in the freezer for Ace of Clubs to pick up, according to Little Things. By saving money on food, the donations free up funds that the shelter can spend to help the needy in other ways.

Ace of Clubs describes itself as “a family-like community providing transformative support for those who are homeless, vulnerable and otherwise marginalized in our area,” according to the official website.

The site goes on to explain that the shelter provides for the “immediate needs of those in desperate circumstances with safe shelter, food, warmth, clothing, laundry and showers. From this welcoming start, and through friendly and genuine care, we seek to build relationship with people. The team at Ace of Clubs is skilled and focused in linking people in with a wide range of services including accommodation, welfare, rehab, training, healthcare and many others.”

In 2015 Ace of Clubs served 20,000 meals to the homeless... including lots of fried chicken.

Sources: LittleThings.com, Ace of Clubs, KFC / Photo Credit: Ace of Clubs