D.C.-based celebrity chef José Andrés is helping victims of two earthquakes that shook Puerto Rico last week by distributing free meals via his nonprofit World Central Kitchen.
Andrés shared a video over Twitter on January 8 of himself traveling in a car to join his team working in Puerto Rico. He has been posting similar updates relating to the team’s efforts on the island over the past few days.
The World Central Kitchen’s volunteers have been delivering food to people in the cities of Yauco, Peñuelas, Guánica and Guayanilla.
According to Andrés, his teams in four locations managed to serve over 12,000 meals by last Friday, along with water and other resources.
— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) January 8, 2020
The Word Central Kitchen is also handing out solar lamps in Puerto Rico in the face of possible power outages.
In September 2019, Andrés provided more than 100,000 free meals for Bahamians, who survived the Hurricane Dorian, as well as residents of the Carolinas and Florida.
He also opened a kitchen in D.C. to serve cooked meals free of charge for federal workers and their families during the government shutdown in January 2019.
The World Central Kitchen, which is dedicated to distributing meals in areas affected by natural disasters, was founded by the famous chef in 2010.