Oh My Ramen
After crossing into Poland, refugees are transported by bus to nearby accommodation centers. WCK set up at one of these centers in Korczowa with our food truck partner Oh My Ramen. Sasha and Vitalik from Oh My Ramen are Ukrainians living in Poland, and drove 4 hours to join the WCK team. They've been serving ever since.
Each day, Mila and the Dieta Vitas team wake up at 5am to cook 500 daily meals for refugee families staying at a shelter in Chișinău, Moldova. Mila manages the kitchen, known for employing one of the most famous groups of chefs in town. The situation in Ukraine brought back painful memories for her—when the Transnistria and Gagauzia conflict happened in Moldova, Mila and her kitchen staff volunteered to cook, every day, on the frontline. “We’re chefs, so all we can do to help in times like these is to provide comfort and love through our cooking.”
Yourz Space Bistro
In Odessa, Ukraine, WCK is working with Chef Aleksander Yourz & the team at Yourz Space Bistro who are cooking thousands of plates, including pasta & fresh baked bread. Meals are for residents & people in need—they’ll scale up service as they’re able.
Shatabdi traveled with her cat Crimsee into Poland, walking for 37 miles before waiting in a 12-hour line to cross the border, all with no food or water. She found a wheelchair to sit in and ate her first meal from WCK since embarking on her journey.
“Right before this I was shopping for my prom dress; it’s my final year of school & life was good, life felt normal.” Alioa, 17, fled Mykolaiv with her 3 siblings & mother. Her father stayed behind. “I don’t know what will happen… to him, to us—to Ukraine.”
Sasha, a single parent, who is physically impaired raised Oleg since he was two years old. With the help of his brother, all three traveled by bus and foot to Iasi, Romania. In Odesa, Sasha worked as a chef’s helper—now he’s volunteering at the kitchen shelter where he is temporarily staying. “We’ll do anything to give back the help we have receiveed. For my son, to receive shelter, a warm meal, and a kind word after so many days alone, on the road, with our backs broken and our bellies empty, it’s just a blessing that we need to pay forward.”