World Central Kitchen (WCK)is first to the frontlines, providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises. They build resilient food systems with locally-led solutions. They’re a team of food first responders, mobilizing with the urgency of now to get meals to the people who need them most. Deploying their model of quick action, leveraging local resources, and adapting in real-time, they know that a nourishing meal in a time of crisis is so much more than a plate of food—it’s hope, dignity, and it’s a sign that someone cares.
On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a large-scale attack on neighboring Ukraine, invading the country on several fronts. As a result, millions of Ukrainian families have fled their homes searching for safety, with many more expected to follow.
Working at a 24-hour pedestrian border crossing in southern Poland, WCK began serving hot, nourishing meals immediately. Now, they’ve expanded their efforts to serve people across the region in Romania, Moldova, and Hungary. WCK is also partnering with restaurants inside Ukraine to get hot meals to anyone in need.
The March 2022 Peace and HealingYoga and Meditation class led by Masuda Mohamadi raised over $2000 to help support emergency food relief efforts for Ukrainians in need.