Connect with us

Celebs With Heart

Humanitarian Chef José Andrés Is Turning His Swanky Restaurants Into Gourmet Soup Kitchens During Coronavirus Outbreak

What do you have in your cupboards? If you’re like a lot of families right now, I bet it’s a lot of cans of beans and boxes of pasta. But some folks are struggling to get a meal—and Michelin-starred chef José Andrés is transforming his restaurants in order to help feed them.

In places like New York City, all restaurants are currently closed except to offer take-out or delivery service. But Andrés’ is transforming eight of his famous restaurants in New York City and Washington, DC into places where those having trouble making ends meet in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic can get some food for an affordable price.

To-go meals cost $7, but as with everything right now, the community kitchen will be flexible with those who may be out of work or financially strapped. There is also an option to donate a meal to someone who may need it.

“Those who cannot afford to pay we will welcome as well,” Andrés said in a statement, explaining that many of his restaurants will otherwise be closed.

The community kitchen is open from noon to 5 p.m. daily, offering only takeout service. All Andrés’ employees are getting paid leave for at least the first two weeks.

This isn’t the first time Andrés is stepping in to help comfort and feed those in difficult situations. He founded World Central Kitchen in 2010 after seeing first-hand the devastation caused by an earthquake in Haiti. Since then, he has used his organization to build kitchens at underfunded schools, teach food safety, and assist in hunger relief efforts in Puerto Rico—where World Central Kitchen served as the primary food source.

“We are in a serious global emergency and people need to take every precaution, including staying home as much as possible,” Andrés said. “However, we also want to help provide food for those who want it in a safe manner, so we feel these community kitchens can help during this challenging time.”

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Trending Now

Shelters Across The Country Are Running Out Of Dogs And Cats Because Folks Want To Foster A Furry Friend Now More Than Ever

Trending

Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo Is Funding Three New Hospital Wings For Coronavirus Victims

Celebs With Heart

COVID-19 Doesn’t Like Change Either—Coronavirus Stability Is Good News For Scientists Working On A Vaccine

News

Ryan Reynolds’ Aviation Gin Company Is Tipping Bartenders 30% Of Their Profits While You Learn How To Make a Martini At Home

Celebs With Heart

The $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package Deal Is Done, Now Awaiting Vote

News

Wonderfully Cranky Pig And Dairy Farmer Throws Meat To Customers To Maintain Social Distancing

Wholesome

Thankfully, Over 100,000 People Have Recovered From Coronavirus (But Keep Up The Social Distancing)

News

Man Whose 101st Birthday Was Canceled Because Of Coronavirus Wants You To Smash That Like Button For Him Instead

Trending

Two 20-Year-Old New Yorkers Create Volunteer Army To Bring Food And Medication To Vulnerable People

Trending

Every Bit Counts: Kristen Bell’s Kids Adorably Dump Their Piggy Bank To Help Mom Donate To No Kid Hungry

Celebs With Heart

Good+ Foundation Is Helping Get Diapers And Other Essential Items To Families In Need

Trending

Clean Break: This Man Is Bringing Portable Hand Washing Stations To The Homeless

Trending

Connect
Love good news? Get it delivered straight to your inbox!

Sign up FREE!