Posts in Chef Relief Network
#ChefsForVenezuela Activates in Cúcuta

Last week, World Central Kitchen’s Chef Relief Team touched down in Cúcuta, on the border of Venezuela and Colombia, to conduct an initial assessment of the situation and build connections with local partners. There’s widespread hunger amongst Venezuelans – and has been for quite some time. Before the borders closed, it's estimated that 40,000 Venezuelans were crossing the border for food and other essential supplies each day.

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Join #ChefsForFeds Across America

If you're a restaurant, food truck, non-profit, or business interested in serving meals in your community to some of the 800,000 federal employees impacted by the shutdown, we want you! Join World Central Kitchen's nationwide campaign to provide hot meals to federal employees and their families as part of #ChefsForFeds Nation.

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Thank You For Helping Us Celebrate #ThanksgivingTogether

Early Thanksgiving morning, WCK's relief kitchens in Paradise, CA were aflutter with energy. Volunteers began peeling potatoes, rows of turkeys were lined up waiting to be smoked, and an army of pumpkin pies were lined up for the ovens, just waiting to be baked. Anywhere you went, you could feel the energy and excitement of Thanksgiving - even in a town like Paradise, which just a few weeks ago was completely destroyed by the Camp Fire.

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#ChefsForCalifornia: Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire Update

Thanks to the help of incredible volunteers like Michelle, we have served over 50,000 meals to victims of the Camp Fire in Northern California and the Woolsey Fire in Southern California. But the need is still great — both fires are less than 50% contained, and thousands of families and first responders are relying on our Chef Relief Team's daily delivery of hot, fresh meals.

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Hurricane Michael Response: 45,000 Meals!

Learning from our experience with Hurricane Florence, our Chef Relief Team was on the ground days before Hurricane Michael struck to preposition supplies and develop our response plan. Our team set up in the Bay County Emergency Operations Center, utilized by local fire, police, highway patrol, and search and rescue teams, in addition to the National Guard and other response units. As these teams began gearing up for long days and nights rescuing people trapped by the hurricane, our team began preparing hot meals to fuel their critical work.

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