A Russian missile hits the chef José Andrés' NGO train (World Central Kitchen) in Ukraine, as reported by the chef himself on his social networks. There have been no injuries, but the impact has reached a wagon full of food that has been completely spoiled. Fortunately, it will be possible to recover the one that was in the rest of the wagons. The Spaniard explains that "if the missile had fallen on the restaurant car, no one would have been saved." Even so, he assures that "this is not going to stop us."
Just one day after the outbreak of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, on February 25, the chef and founder of World Central Kitchen (WCK) traveled with his team to the Polish border to help the Ukrainian people. So, his humanitarian commitment to the country has not ceased and there are many occasions on which he has been seen distributing food to the refugees.
By the end of March, WCK had provided more than 3.5 million hot meals to Ukrainians who have been forced to leave their country, that is, more than 250,000 meals a day. In addition to distributing more than 2,000 tons of food in Ukraine.
The Spanish Chef thus became the architect of a movement that has been joined by many chefs and restaurants around the world —even in areas of armed conflict— and which has gone viral under the label ‘
The explosion of the Russian missile against a food truck has not been the only risk that the mission of Chef José Andrés's NGO has run. On April 16, four members of the organization were injured in a Russian bombing in Kharkov. This was announced by the organization's executive director, Nate Mook, through a video on social networks where he showed the damage caused by the bombing by Russian forces.
Chef José Andrés himself lamented the “massacre” caused by the bombing in a message posted on his Twitter account. "Russian attacks on civilian buildings, markets, churches, etc., must end," he said.