COVID-19 News Press Releases
NAN Partners with World Central Kitchen to Provide Food for Those in Need of Support—
Monday through Saturday, 12pm – 4pm, 500 Hot and Cold Meals will be Served at NAN’s House of Justice
New York, NY (March 20, 2020) – In the wake of the unprecedented emergency impacting the country due to coronavirus (COVID-19), Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network (NAN) are partnering with World Central Kitchen to deliver five hundred hot and cold meals daily to those in need. The meals will be available at the House of Justice Monday through Saturday at 12pm EST, starting March 21st.
“With the traditional safety nets like school feeding programs, childcare services, and senior centers closing, many in the Harlem community will not to be able to provide for their families,” said Reverend Al Sharpton. “Our partnership with World Central Kitchen is to ensure our community that we are here for them. In times of stress and struggle, we all need to support one another.”
Monday-Saturday from 12pm EST until meals are distributed
National Action Network’s House of Justice
106 West 145th Street (At Malcolm X Blvd.)
About World Central Kitchen
Founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen (WCK) uses the power of food to strengthen communities through times of crisis and beyond. WCK has transformed the field of disaster response to help devastated communities recover and establish resilient food systems. Since its founding, WCK has served more than 12 million meals to those impacted by natural disasters and other crises around the world in countries including Albania, The Bahamas, Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Mozambique, Venezuela, and the United States. Learn more at WCK.org.
World Central Kitchen’s COVID-19 Relief Efforts
World Central Kitchen, through its #ChefsForAmerica response to the current crisis, is taking action with a multi-pronged approach. We’re already distributing thousands of fresh, individually packaged grab-and-go meals to local families in NYC, Little Rock, Arkansas and Oakland, California as well as expanding in the coming days to Los Angeles, Seattle, and Washington, DC. Second, there is incredible work going on across America to feed students, seniors, and vulnerable communities. We are mapping out all of the school districts, restaurants, and organizations working to keep people fed. And we are beginning to create a network of #ChefsForAmerica Community Kitchens across the country that will offer affordable or free meals to families in need of support. Learn about all our efforts at WCK.org.