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David Chang Helped World Central Kitchen Feed Firefighters in California

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José Andrés’s nonprofit is still feeding those affected by wildfires

Wildfires are still blazing across Southern California, which means that chef José Andrés’s nonprofit World Central Kitchen is still feeding first responders and those forced to flee to shelters. Yesterday, according to Twitter, the #ChefsForCalifornia got help from Momofuku chef David Chang, who will soon open his first restaurant in LA.

Chang joined other chef and community volunteers to help with food prep. Last week, World Central Kitchen and nonprofit the L.A. Kitchen teamed up to prepare lunches and dinners for firefighters and others affected by the fires that began December 4.

The team, led by the L.A. Kitchen founder Robert Egger, works out of two kitchens — one at the L.A. Kitchen’s headquarters and one at Mission San Buenaventura — and delivers food to Ventura and Santa Barbara. Yesterday, they delivered chili, salad, fruit, and sandwiches to firefighters combatting the Thomas fire, which is 30 percent contained as of Wednesday.

As with its ongoing effort in Puerto Rico, World Central Kitchen is accepting donations to keep the work going. In California, those donations come in the form of fresh produce. Dole donated several palates of fruit, and a farmer brought boxes of lemons that, Andrés reported, will be used to make a dry rub lemon pepper chicken.

Stay tuned for more on how Andrés’s “chefs without borders” nonprofit is taking on domestic disaster relief.

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