Posts in Puerto Rico
From Plow To Plate: WCK Awards $384,000 In Recovery Grants To Puerto Rico

When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, José Andrés and World Central Kitchen began feeding an island - serving over 3.6 million meals under the banner of #ChefsForPuertoRico. Nearly a year later, World Central Kitchen is still feeding an island - by empowering local farmers, chefs, and suppliers to do so. The next phase of our support for Puerto Rico, Plow to Plate, supports local farmers and businesses by awarding grants to build resiliency and grow their businesses to support a sustainable food economy.

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WCK Invests In Rebuilding Puerto Rico

Earlier this year, World Central Kitchen awarded a series of empowerment grants to our food truck and chef partners, enabling them to purchase new equipment and rebuild kitchens that had been damaged by the hurricane. Some areas of the island still lack power and the means to prepare food, and electricity may not return for several months. By investing in our partners, we are enabling them to serve meals more effectively and begin reopening their businesses which are vital to the local economy.

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