As wildfires burn in Northern California, World Central Kitchen is there, providing emergency food relief. Likewise in Spain, it has responded to devastating wildfires that flared in July.
You’ll find WCK in Ukraine, feeding countless souls affected by Russia’s brutal invasion.Whether it’s in response to natural disasters or manmade catastrophes, World Central Kitchen springs into action to meet urgent human needs.Contenders TV: The Nominees — Deadline’s Complete CoverageThe extraordinary nonprofit created by chef José Andrés is the subject of We Feed People, the National Geographic documentary directed by Ron Howard that is nominated for two Emmys, including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.“It’s really been fascinating to follow the story of World Central Kitchen because it turns out that we caught them at a moment of incredible growth,” Howard explained as he appeared along with Andrés at Deadline’s Contenders Television: The Nominees awards-season event. “They were beginning to have a real voice, which was interesting to capture.
But it made me curious and want to go back and understand how they had grown into this kind of an organization, which is all about the spirit of volunteerism.”Andrés founded WCK after joining relief efforts in Haiti following the catastrophic 2010 earthquake.“Haiti is the place that I realized was my moment to don’t sit in the comfort of my home, and [instead] go to start learning how I could be an agent of change,” the renowned chef and restaurateur noted. “Haiti … was the moment that we realized that cooks like me that feed the few, if we came together, we could feed the many not only Haiti, but in America and anywhere around the world.”Before World Central Kitchen, few NGOsRead more on deadline.com