As residents endure the aftermath of multiple earthquakes in Puerto Rico, José Andrés and World Central Kitchen are on hand to provide hot meals all over the island.
Puerto Rico's residents and volunteers alike are grateful for the free food provided by World Central Kitchen (WCK) in the aftermath of last week's earthquakes. D.C. chef José Andrés' world-class organization has erected 50 meal distribution centers in Puerto Rico, and fresh meals are being served on a daily basis.
In addition to bringing food to the public, WCK also gives residents an opportunity to help out in any way they can. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up and assist in the effort at a local level.
It's not just hot meals on the menu in Puerto Rico; WCK is purchasing fresh fruit from local farms and vendors to round out the healthy offerings. This sort of investment in the community is a big boost for the island's economy during this uncertain time.
It wouldn’t be a @WCKitchen meal without fresh fruit.... 🍑🍏 Every day in Puerto Rico, we buy 10,000 pieces of fruit from local produce companies for earthquake evacuees! All because of your support!! 🙏💪🇵🇷 #ChefsForPuertoRico pic.twitter.com/38DLBtUCLY— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) January 13, 2020
You can follow along with the WCK mission in Puerto Rico on their Twitter page. They are maintaining a map of where they'll be serving, and this is the best place to find real-time updates.
Maps are critical to all @WCKitchen operations...how we stay organized and make sure nobody is missed! 🗺 Click here to see where we are cooking & serving in Puerto Rico... https://t.co/NL9HPbBSdX pic.twitter.com/oWB3IbapYY— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) January 11, 2020
**The photos in this article are courtesy of World Central Kitchen on Facebook.
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