Hot food is a priceless commodity in any emergency and WCK is in Texas, spreading the wealth.
Where there's a major need, chances are, you'll find the World Central Kitchen (WCK) team. Founded by Chef José Andrés, the organization is known for its skill at providing nourishment to the masses, even in the middle of natural disasters.
Their latest mobilization has the volunteers helping out in Texas, providing free hot food and packaged meals to residents stuck in freezing temperatures with little water or electricity due to statewide power grid failures.
WCK’s Sasha has been serving meals with “Mattress Mack” of Gallery Furniture the past 2 days in Houston. Mack is sheltering hundreds in his stores—including overflow from the convention center helping the un-housed. We will keep bringing meals as long as needed! #ChefsForTexas pic.twitter.com/syH9S6HHvv— World Central Kitchen (@WCKitchen) February 19, 2021
In addition to preparing the food in mobile kitchens, WCK is also working with local businesses to coordinate food donations to temporary shelters and warming stations.
As the snow continues to pile up in San Antonio, WCK restaurant partner Green Vegetarian Cuisine provided delicious, hot meals to the community at Corazon Ministries where residents are sheltering from the storm. #ChefsForTexas pic.twitter.com/klrF1VQSsL— World Central Kitchen (@WCKitchen) February 18, 2021
Where they can be, individual meals are being delivered to residents of assisted living facilities and retirement homes as well.
For more information about the World Central Kitchen projects, head to their official website or follow their Twitter feed and get updates from the field.
*Photos courtesy of World Central Kitchen (via Facebook)
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