If there is a disaster somewhere, it’s a good bet that José Andrés will be there, handing out meals. His World Central Kitchen responds to hard-hit areas and feeds people in need and then makes long-term commitments to help improve an area’s food ecosystem.
Last year, WCK turned its eyes on COVID relief. Led by the ever-masked Andrés, WCK started the #ChefsForAmerica relief effort that works to distribute individually packed meals to communities in need. That effort has served 35 million meals in 400 cities made by some 2,500 restaurants—which received $135 million. WCK’s Restaurants for the People program, meanwhile, buys meals from restaurants and delivers them to people in need.