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This is heartwarming and chilling at once. Donations to World Central Kitchen are feeding our troops at the Capitol. For the love of God, what has it come to. Feeling more like we're living in a third world country every minute. But all thanks to those with a hand in rounding up this support of the guard.
World Central Kitchen's Nate Mook and José Andrés realized their expertise in feeding large groups at a moment's notice could help feed the Guard at the Capitol.
“This is a situation that nobody’s had to face before; it’s being figured out minute by minute,” Mook said. “And we know — because we see this in all types of crises and emergencies — that food can sometimes be an afterthought, and sometimes people are left working long shifts without food.”
So, they reached out to government leaders, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and offered to tap their expertise in feeding large groups of people at a moment’s notice, as they did after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in 2017.
The officials took them up on their offer. They started handing out meals Friday night. By Saturday evening, the organization had distributed about 4,000 meals. They planned to repeat the effort Sunday, and don’t plan on halting the special mobilization until Inauguration Day, he said.
In a show of thanks, Pelosi joined Andrés on Saturday in passing out meals and thanking the troops, who seemed surprised and elated to be getting a free lunch from a famed chef instead of a pre-packaged military meal.