What happened:

A Russian missile attacked a Ukrainian humanitarian kitchen belonging to renowned chef José Andrés in the northeastern city of Kharkiv. World Central Kitchen, which is the nonprofit kitchen’s partner; its CEO Nate Mook, confirmed the news on Twitter, that four employees were also injured.


Since Russia’s invasion began more than six weeks ago, the northeastern city of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest, has been subjected to regular bombing.
Mook posted an update from Kharkiv on Apr 17, stating that the injured employees “were doing fine” and that the restaurant team was in the midst of transporting “all food products & non-damaged equipment” to a different location in the city as he said,”The work doesn’t stop here.”

Why it matters:

According to its official website, the WCK, which was founded by Andrés in 2010 and focuses on providing meals in catastrophe and war zones, has been distributing food to Ukrainians from the beginning of the conflict. Andrés released a graphic on April 15 illustrating the scope of the organization’s work in Ukraine, which included the establishment of over 300 restaurants and the delivery of over 300,000 meals every day.


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