Celebrity chef and Bethesda resident José Andrés is featured on the cover of TIME magazine this week.
His non-profit World Central Kitchen (WCK) feeds people in areas suffering from natural or man-made crises. Now, it’s feeding people impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
— TIME (@TIME) March 26, 2020
WCK fed people quarantined on the Grand Princess cruise ship in California after the coronavirus was confirmed onboard. The non-profit also fed guests quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan after more than 600 passengers were diagnosed with the coronavirus. WCK continues to feed people across the U.S. in places like Washington, D.C., New York City and Los Angeles.
We have just received our first batch of meals from @WCKitchen! Everyday during the #COVID_19 pandemic, @chefjoseandres' organization will donate 50 healthy, delicious meals to the women we serve. From all of us, thank you for coming together to support our community. pic.twitter.com/cePv1J57EJ
— Calvary Women's Services (@calvarywomendc) March 25, 2020
On Monday, Andrés said he is donating 4,000 N95 masks to George Washington University Hospital and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
Taking 4,000 N95 masks to hospitals in DC area! We ordered these previously for @WCKitchen work feeding the cruise ships….Our government must make sure all healthcare workers have the PPE they need! In meantime, we will help however we can…. #ChefsForAmerica #PPENow pic.twitter.com/HhNX1k9MoK
— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) March 23, 2020