World Central Kitchen: Feeding the World
How We Can Help Easily
I knew I loved José Andreés when I first ate one of his San Nicasio Potato Chips. The lightest most delicate potato chip I had ever had. It transformed how I saw chips. I had never put potato chips in our gift baskets before, but knew my clients and their recipients needed these.
Then there was the Foie Gras S’more at his Las Vegas Restaurant. Bazaar. Surely it was a joke. We queried the waiter who patiently, and a bit condescending, told us it was the real deal, We ordered it because we had to see for ourselves. On the first bite I began to laugh out loud. Yes, he made food that made me laugh out loud because it was ridiculous. Foie Gras with a barely sweet soft marshmallow and bitter chocolate on a homemade graham cracker….it was a sensory sensation I will never forget, the flavors and textures all interacting perfectly to deliver a dish I had never experienced before. My husband took a bite later in the meal and had the exact same experience – he laughed out loud. It was that extraordinary.
I was impressed by this guy. Then I saw him popping up to help those affected by Natural Disasters. The Earthquake in Haiti, Hurricane in New Orleans, Feeding Federal Employees when the government closed. At first he did it as an individual. He began World Central Kitchen in 2010 as an organization that would bring food to those affected by natural and man-made disasters.
A recent interview with him and director Ron Howard on Stephen Colbert, they were promoting the documentary We Feed People about the World Central Kitchen (WCK), made me realize we need to help.
When disaster hits people need to know they will eat. It is essential. WCK dispenses thousands of meals a day. They get in there, set up and feed people. Andrés explained he got frustrated watching people waiting for the government to help. He knew he could do something. This is what chefs do. They feed people. No matter what they get food out.
At Fancifull we are all about food and we love to find ways to make this world a better place, it is part of our DNA. This seemed like a perfect way to do that. WCK has the track record, it gets meals out and does it quickly
By portioning part of our sales to WCK it allows you to send beautiful gifts and each gift will feed people around the world. The gift that keeps giving, right?
My birthday is June 16th so I targeted that day as the end day for the fundraiser. I want to send WCK a big donation as a birthday gift to me. A gift to all who will benefit from it. I love to feed people. I want people with full bellies and happy faces. I also want people I don’t know, people who are in some far off place, who are worried about their life ahead to know they won’t starve, that someone is looking out for them.
There are graduations, Father’s Day and all sorts of occasions coming up. Let’s send gifts, tell people we are thinking of them and let people around the world know we care too.
I share Andrés love of John Steinbeck and he quotes him here
“Wherever there’s a fight so hungry people may eat, we will be there. We must be there.”