Chef José Andrés’ Nonprofit Serves 160,000 Meals in Louisiana

Chef José Andrés. (Photo: Carolyn Raskauskas/MyMCM).

World Central Kitchen (WCK), the nonprofit founded by chef, humanitarian and Bethesda resident José Andrés, has served 160,000 meals in Louisiana following Hurricane Ida, according to a post from WCK on Monday.

WCK feeds people in areas suffering from natural or man-made crises. The organization has been providing meals to those affected by the hurricane and will continue to serve tens of thousands of meals everyday.

On Wednesday, Andrés said the nonprofit has also served 55,000 meals to Afghan refugees arriving at Dulles Airport.

Last month, WCK went to Haiti following a devastating earthquake and also to Greece after wildfires. In February, Andrés took the organization to Houston, where millions of residents were living without heat and electricity for several days. WCK fed National Guard troops who were protecting the Capitol after it was stormed on Jan. 6. In February and March 2020, the nonprofit went to California to feed people quarantined for COVID-19 on the Grand Princess cruise ship and also fed guests quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.

Andrés owns several local restaurants including Spanish Diner in Bethesda.


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