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World Central Kitchen feeds the hungry during outbreak of coronavirus

José Andrés, a world famous Michelin Chef, founded World Central Kitchen after the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti with the belief that food can be an agent of change. They have expanded globally and have developed into a group of generous chefs creating smart solutions to hunger and poverty.

WCK is now expanding their reach with food to many people in New York during the outbreak of the coronavirus, distributing grab-and-go meals to families in need in The Bronx and Queens! Chef José converted his New York and Washington DC gourmet restaurants in soup kitchens in those areas. They share the locations & times through their Facebook page and ask all to share with their communities.

Despite the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, WCK’s work continues around the world! Their kitchens in Venezuela are still serving meals to those without access to food. Instead of eating in dining rooms, families come to pick up meals to take home.

“We are facing an unprecedented emergency, unlike anything this country has experienced. Beyond the health impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus, our economy has ground to a halt — schools and businesses are closed, travel is restricted, and restaurants face an uncertain future. Traditional safety nets like school feeding programs, childcare services, and senior centers are struggling to stay open. But this moment is not without hope. We will get through this, and World Central Kitchen has seen what’s possible as we’ve fought on the front lines in Japan and California deploying systems to deliver meals to quarantined cruise ship passengers. Our Relief Team is working on the next phase of our response.”

José Andrés meets with staff and explains the World Central Kitchen

See what #ChefsForAmerica is doing in The Bronx & Queens. To learn more about World Central Kitchen (WCK) and, in particular, to help with any tax deductible donation, visit ‪WCK.org. ‬And don’t forget to Like and follow WCK on Facebook – click here.

Please share this story with your friends… this extremely generous service organization needs all the publicity they can get – they deserve it. Thanks!

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