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José & WCK Reach 1 Million Meals Served in Puerto Rico

October 2017

José Andrés and his network of #ChefsForPuertoRico are proud to announce that, as of October 17, 2017, World Central Kitchen has fed one million people across the island. For the past three weeks, José has been working tirelessly to set up satellite kitchens across Puerto Rico, with the largest operation headquartered in San Juan’s Coliseo.

To reach this exciting milestone, José and his network of chefs set up 15 kitchens, leveraged the help of 500 volunteers, and partnered with ten food trucks to deploy more than 120,000 meals to people in need on a daily basis. This special chef network comprises a team of Puerto Rican chefs including Jose Enrique (Jose Enrique Restaurant), Enrique Piñeiro (Mesa 364), Victor Rosado (Treehouse), Wilo Bennett (Pikayo), and Manolo Martinez (Paellas y algo más). Food trucks and special partners are also essential in distributing meals to hard-to-reach areas and include Ocean Deli, High Kitchen, Lemon Submarine, Pisco Labis, El Churry, Yummy Dumplings, Peko Peko, Acai On The Go, The Meatball Company, Dame Un Bite, and Instituto de Banca y Comercio. With these distribution networks in place, #ChefsForPuertoRico has reached 78 municipalities.

To donate and support the effort, visit World Central Kitchen's website.