Chef José Andrés’ Efforts To Feed Puerto Ricans Following Hurricane Maria Provides Model For Different Humanitarian Aid Approach
New York Times: José Andrés Fed Puerto Rico, and May Change How Aid Is Given
“…Mr. Andrés’s effort, by all accounts the largest emergency feeding program ever set up by a group of chefs, has started winding down. But it illustrates in dramatic fashion the rise of chefs as valuable players in a realm traditionally left to more-established aid organizations. With an ability to network quickly, organize kitchens in difficult circumstances, and marshal raw ingredients and equipment, chef-led groups are creating a model for a more agile, local response to catastrophes…” (Severson, 10/30).