WCK serves 130,000 meals inside Venezuela as millions face hunger

Venezuela is facing what will soon become the worst refugee crisis in the world. Nearly 90% of families are living in poverty. More than 4 million have fled the country thus far, and the number is projected to hit 8 million next year, surpassing the number of refugees who have fled Syria. The crisis is only going to get worse, which is why we are serving meals to the children most in need.

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WCK reactivates #ChefsForThePeople in Tijuana

World Central Kitchen first arrived in Tijuana in November 2018 as refugees fleeing violence, poverty, and instability found themselves stuck in Mexico amid growing wait times for asylum interviews. After WCK closed our kitchen at the end of February, our Relief Team continued to closely monitor the situation on the border and, in light of recent policies that are expected to see a surge in the number of families needing shelter, we have reactivated our #ChefsForThePeople kitchen.

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WCK responds to biggest California earthquake in 20 years

Our Chef Relief Team first arrived in Ridgecrest, California last week after the area was shaken by a 6.4 earthquake. Late Friday evening, while our team was on the ground assessing needs with the Red Cross and local officials, a second — and much larger — earthquake hit. Recorded as a magnitude 7.1, this second earthquake was 11 times stronger than the first, causing extensive damage to Ridgecrest and surrounding towns.

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Culinary School Graduate Highlight: Kervens Pierre

Earlier this month, WCK was fortunate to have one of our recent École des Chefs (EDC) graduates, Kervens Pierre, in Washington, DC to attend Dine-N-Dash. Kervens graduated from EDC, WCK's culinary school in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in May. Immediately after his graduation, Kervens began an internship as a line cook at EG Nicks restaurant in Plymouth, Michigan.Kervens told us that becoming a chef was always in him.

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