José Andrés’s World Central Kitchen Heads to Blair High School

World Central Kitchen is heading to Blair High School on Friday, Feb. 8 to help government workers and contractors who were hurt by the federal government shutdown.

The announcement was made before President Donald Trump announced that the government would be re-opened, at least until Feb 15. After the president’s announcement, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue’s EEO Office tweeted that the event would continue as planned.

MCFRSEEO is partnering with Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker to bring World Central Kitchen to Blair.

World Central Kitchen is Chef José Andrés’s nonprofit that has “relief chefs” who travel to different areas that have faced natural disasters, outbreaks of poverty and more. Two weeks ago, World Central Kitchen started helping furloughed workers in need by opening up a kitchen on Pennsylvania Avenue.

MCFRSEEO tweeted that they are continuing to bring World Central Kitchen to Silver Spring to show support for community members who were hit hard by the shutdown–especially federal contractors who will not receive back pay for their lost wages.

MCFRSEEO tweeted, “The dinner will celebrate the furloughed workers’ resilience and also give added advocacy and resources as people get back up and running.”

The event will start at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 8.

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Deirdre Byrne

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