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How to Help Victims of Hurricane Florence

Join José Andrés and other chefs making a difference

Katherine Miller

September 19, 2018


Photo credit: World Central Kitchen

It’s been five days since Hurricane Florence landed in the Carolinas but the relief efforts will continue for weeks. Tens of thousands of people including families and children are left without power, shelter, and food. Some of the most affected areas are around Wilmington where Hurricane Florence came ashore.

Chef José Andrés and the team at World Central Kitchen—aided by local chefs such as Keith Rhodes—are on the ground across the region organizing emergency feeding centers and have already prepared more than 80,000 meals. Other chefs such as Andrea Reusing in Durham helped to raise funds for farm workers impacted by the storm. And chefs from around the country, such as Suzanne DeYoung from Cincinnati, are traveling to North Carolina to assist with ongoing efforts to feed the more than 10,000 people who are still displaced from the storm.
If you’re a chef interested in volunteering in kitchens, please follow @chefjoseandres and #ChefsForCarolinas for updates on staffing needs in affected areas. 

If you're interested in financially supporting these efforts, please donate to the World Central Kitchen and the Farmworker Food Bank and Emergency Fund.