A big thanks to everyone who has donated to this worthy cause! This is proof your small $1+ donation can power big change. Your dollars have helped contribute to the crucial work World Central Kitchen is providing across the country to safely distribute individually packaged, fresh meals in communities that need support – for children and families to pick up and take home, as well as delivery to seniors who cannot venture outside.
To date, WCK has provided over 25 million meals in more than 400 cities, and our small dollars have helped make that possible.
Traditional safety nets like school feeding programs, city services, and food banks are struggling to meet basic needs. Seniors, who are isolated for their safety, are unable to access meal services. Meanwhile, the country’s hospital workers are more stretched than ever before.
World Central Kitchen has purchased over 7 million meals from local restaurants (totaling more than $90 million) and delivered those meals directly to Americans who need assistance.
Restaurants are the nation’s second largest employer, sustaining 15.6 million American jobs with annual sales of $889 billion. The impact of the state-imposed shelter-in-place orders and restrictions on businesses has been dramatic. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of July 2, 2020, 17.8 million Americans – 11.1% – are currently unemployed, and the restaurant industry has been uniquely affected. Since February, nearly 3.1 million jobs have been lost in the restaurant industry.
By working directly with restaurants and providing demand for the restaurant business, WCK can get meals to those who need them most while also uplifting an industry that needs all of our help to keep their doors open.
If you haven’t yet given your $1+ you still have some time at dollardonations.org. We will be fundraising for World Central Kitchen through August.