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About World Central Kitchen


"WCK responds to natural disasters, man-made crises, and humanitarian emergencies around the world. We're a team of food first responders, mobilizing with the urgency of now to get meals to the people who need them most. Deploying our model of quick action, leveraging local resources, and adapting in real time, we know that a nourishing meal in a time of crisis is so much more than a plate of food—it's hope, it's dignity, and it's a sign that someone cares."


Excerpts from newsletter April 2 

#ChefsForUkraine relief effort nears 300,000 meals daily as WCK begins serving in Buchaand the front lines of Kharkiv in the east

"WCK is now serving meals in more than 30 cities and towns across Ukraine, as well as delivering thousands of tons of food and supplies by truck and train. We've sent food to Zaporzhzhia, which is receiving evacuees from the devastated city of Mariupol, and this week we start serving Kramatorsk, on the edge of the Donetsk region where Russian forces are expected to ramp up attacks in the days ahead. 

Hours after Ukrainian forces liberated the towns of Bucha and Irpin outside Kyiv, José and the WCK team were able to reach residents who had been trapped for a month. Traveling with the mayor of Irpin, they were the first new faces many had seen since the siege began. We brought hundreds of hot meals and 6,000 kilos of food for families to cook." 

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