(World Central Kitchen)

Chefs Mobilize to Whip Up Thousands of Meals for Hurricane Victims, First Responders

Hurricane Dorian is the worst Atlantic storm in recorded history to ever hit land, and we are barely beginning to get a glimpse of the devastation it left behind. Abaco and Grand Bahama, two islands in the Northern Bahamas, found themselves directly in Dorian’s path and, with the storm sometimes moving slower than 1 mph, there is no doubt the situation in these communities is dire.

On Tuesday, the World Central Kitchen Chef Relief team, including Chef José Andres, was able to briefly make it over to Abaco. Communications are down and airports remain underwater, making it nearly impossible to reach. WCK began bringing meals made 80 miles away in Nassau, while working on setting up their first kitchen in Abaco. WCK is committed to doing whatever it takes to get food to the people who need it most, whether that is by boat, plane, helicopter, or even an amphibious vehicle.

At this time, WCK is expecting that tens of thousands of people will be in need of meals each day. The Relief Team is working to open a kitchen in Abaco and then at least one kitchen in Grand Bahama to serve the many families who have lost everything.

While in Nassau as Hurricane Dorian hit The Bahamas, WCK had another team in Florida to activate should the need arise. After the storm’s trajectory has shifted north, WCK deployed an additional team to Wilmington, North Carolina, to prepare a kitchen there if needed.

Read more at World Central Kitchen

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