If this is permissable, with the American and Canadian Thanksgivings approaching, I’d like to challenge Hunions to join me in donating to WCK (wck.org) to support its ongoing work in the Bahamas and elsewhere. José Andrés founded WCK in 2010, in response to the Haiti earthquake, and since then it has supplied millions of fresh, hot meals to survivors of disasters, and to those working to fight them, like the California wildfire firefighters last year, for whom WCK cooked Thanksgiving dinner. WCK received two FEMA grants to feed survivors of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, but was refused additional funds they requested due to the extended period of time that WCK’s help was needed. During last December’s government shutdown, WCK supplied meals to furloughed federal employees in, if memory serves, both NYC and D.C.
WCK staged in Nassau as Hurricane Dorian approached, and is still there, feeding thousands of displaced people every day. The Trump administration has denied Bahamians temporary entry into the USA. A Spanish immigrant, Mr. Andrés, a 2018 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, became a U.S. citizen in 2013.