Chef José Andrés Takes Non-Profit to Baltimore and Lebanon

Chef and Bethesda resident José Andrés brought his non-profit World Central Kitchen (WCK) to Baltimore to feed residents after a house explosion Monday killed two people and damaged many homes.

WCK feeds people in areas suffering from natural or man-made crises. It provided meals to Puerto Ricans after Hurricane Maria and to Washington, D.C. federal employees during the government shutdown, according to WCK’s website.

The non-profit also went to Beirut, Lebanon where a massive explosion on Aug. 4 killed at least 220 people. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Andrés donated 4,000 N95 masks to George Washington University Hospital and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, distributed meals at The Children’s Inn at NIH and fed quarantined cruise passengers in Japan and California.

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Maryam Shahzad

About Maryam Shahzad

Maryam is a reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in December with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. Maryam loves visual media and always says the movie is better than the book. She can be reached at mshahzad@mymcmedia.org or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.

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