Chef José Andrés and his team from World Central Kitchen in Washington were some of the first responders to help feed thousands of people in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria left many without homes, food and water.
Andrés was also one of those who helped with other disasters including Hurricane Harvey in Houston and traveled to Haiti when the island was rocked by an earthquake. He is soliciting volunteers and donations for this effort under the hashtag #ChefsForPuertoRico.
In San Juan, about 5,000 people a day are on the receiving end of popular chef's generosity. Andrés own restaurant in Dorado named Mi Casa is closed due to damage from the storm. He enlisted the help of fellow chef José Enrique with preparing meals at his Santurce district restaurant. Food trucks are aiding in delivering meals to senior homes, hospitals and badly damaged neighborhoods. The chef will stay in Puerto Rico a little longer because with so much destruction and people in need, he feels he just cannot leave yet.