This Chef Is Making 45,000 Meals A DAY For Puerto Rico Survivors — And Has No Intention Of Stopping
Approximately two weeks ago, a Category 4 storm named Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico. Its force wiped out the entire island’s electricity grid, leaving 3.5 million people in the dark. Unfortunately, it will be months before power is restored to the entirety of Puerto Rico.
At present, half of Puerto Rican citizens are without water, and some are going hungry as resources are lacking. Fortunately for thousands of people, celebrity chef José Andrés has been spending his time cooking 45,000 meals a day for the hungry survivors. And, he has no intention of slowing down.
In a video update, the Spanish-American chef said: “We have big dreams, because people have big needs.”
— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) October 3, 2017
GoodNewsNetwork reports that today alone, Chef Andrés and a team with his nonprofit World Central Kitchen have given away 45,000 meals. Thousands of sandwiches, ten thousand chicken with fish dishes, mounds of paella, huge roadside pots, and hot dogs and burgers have been cooked up and given away.
“The supermarkets around here, they have no food,” Andrés said, using the hashtag #ChefsForPuertoRico. “But people have their hopes up—you can see them smiling and they don’t complain.”
Reportedly, Andrés and his crew are hoping to be able to deliver 100,000 daily to hungry residents by the end of this week. It’s an ambitious goal, but with his positive attitude and thousands of supporters behind him, he can accomplish it.