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Chef José Andrés in New Orleans to feed locals after Hurricane Ida strikes


José Andrés | Twitter | Fair Use

Cerith Gardiner - published on 09/02/21

If there's a natural disaster this kind-hearted chef will provide sustenance for those in need.

With Hurricane Ida wreaking havoc throughout many states, many people are left without basic facilities to be able to provide for their families. Thankfully there are people like Chef José Andrés who go out of their way to provide help for these individuals.

The chef is not a stranger to helping the needy. Throughout the world he’s already set up multiple kitchens in areas where homeless people are in need of a wholesome meal. And he also founded the World Central Kitchen in 2010 in response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti — a non-profit that helps feed people in areas coping with natural disasters.

Speaking about his efforts in an interview with Al Roker for Today, the Spanish-born chef is back in action to help people in New Orleans, straight from helping those in Haiti who’ve just had to contend with another devastating earthquake.

The popular chef explained that in these sorts of crises the first thing to do is to assure that people don’t go hungry. To gather resources and food that are sourced locally, and set up kitchens that have two crucial elements: generators and refrigerators.

Once the kitchens are put in place volunteers can then go about feeding those in the community and then branch out to neighboring areas. He explains that people wanting to help should go down to the World Central Kitchen that is set up and see what they can offer.

Thankfully Andrés shares that he can also rely on local chefs who’ve opened their store cupboards and their hearts to join in his efforts. It’s so uplifting when people who earn a living from feeding others freely use their time and expertise to make sure people don’t go hungry.

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