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Famed Chef & Restaurateur José Andrés has positively affected millions through his non-profit World Central Kitchen (WCK). In addition to feeding entire communities devastated by natural or economic disaster in Puerto Rico, Tijuana, Venezuela and beyond, WCK had to pivot its model yet again for COVID-19.

FOODBEAST Co-Founder Geoff Kutnick and Managing Editor Reach Guinto talk to Tank Gonzales, the project lead for a pilot program in Southern California that re-activates closed restaurants and feeds at-risk seniors. Within days Gonzales cold-called restaurants, UPS, senior centers and city officials leading to an operation feeding thousands of people.

To date WCK has provided 3,000,000+ meals across the country during COVID-19, and over 20,000+ in Gonzales’ Long Beach community.

Thank you all so much for listening! Please review this podcast on Apple Podcasts, follow @foodbeastkatchup on Instagram and connect with our FOODBEAST hosts & guest:

Elie Ayrouth: @bookofelie on IG & Twitter
Geoff Kutnick: @geoffkutnick on IG & Twitter
Reach Guinto: @reachhard_ on IG and Twitter
Tank Gonzales: @tanks_travels on IG
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