World Central Kitchen

The story of World Central Kitchen, the nonprofit serving millions of meals to Puerto Rico.

José Andrés’s nonprofit aims to change the world “through the eyes of a chef”.

Over the past month, chef José Andrés has become the face of Puerto Rico’s recovery efforts. The Washington, D.C.-based chef is rightfully hailed as a hero for feeding Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. But, of course, he isn’t doing it all alone. He’s there with World Central Kitchen, the nonprofit he founded in 2010 that aims to change the world “through the eyes of a chef.”

In Puerto Rico, it’s worked. Since arriving to the devastated island in September, World Central Kitchen served more than 2.3 million meals and fed more people than any other organisation on the ground, with the help of dozens of chefs and hundreds of other volunteers. But disaster relief is actually new for World Central Kitchen, and prior to this year the nonprofit focused on its mission to create smart solutions to hunger and poverty through other initiatives.

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