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#ChefsforPuertoRico Scales Down Efforts

November 2017

World Central Kitchen and Chef José announced that they have entered a new phase of support for the American people of Puerto Rico, scaling down operations to serve communities in the greatest need. In this new phase for #ChefsForPuertoRico, WCK and its partners will maintain a series of satellite kitchens set up to reach communities that are most vulnerable, including the municipalities of Ponce, Vieques, Humacao and Naguabo.

Said Jose: “We are very happy with what we have accomplished in Puerto Rico. After serving almost two million meals, #ChefsforPuertoRico will continue meeting the needs of the American citizens who need the most help in Puerto Rico."

“Now is the time to support local businesses so Puerto Rico can rebuild. We need to focus on the people who still need our help – the people in remote areas, the elderly, and the sick."

Since arriving on the island on September 25, 2017, World Central Kitchen has established an unprecedented network of local chefs and partners, serving more than 2 million meals and setting up 18 satellite kitchens to reach all 78 municipalities of Puerto Rico. The organization has activated a local, committed network with a proven model that can be sustained by local partners and the federal government, with the support of the people of Puerto Rico. 

To learn more, or donate to continued efforts, visit the website of World Central Kitchen.