On October 13, World Central Kitchen’s fourth-annual World Food Day, 150 restaurants across the world will donate 10% of their proceeds to World Central Kitchen’s relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico last week, wiping out 80% of the agriculture industry and the entire power grid for the island. Over 3.5 million people are in need of food, water, shelter, and other necessities.
José Andrés founded World Central Kitchen after the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti with the belief that food can be an agent of change. From Houston to Puerto Rico, World Central Kitchen’s network of chefs have stepped out of their kitchens and onto the front lines to use the power of food to support communities affected by natural disasters. Since its inception, this non-profit organization has helped communities in Brazil, Cambodia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Nicaragua, Zambia, and the United States.
This year, Yardbird will be one of the many restaurants participating in World Food Day and 10% of our sales on Friday, October 13th will be donated to World Central Kitchen. Other participating restaurants include Stephanie Izard’s the Girl and the Goat in Chicago, Mario Batali’s Otto in New York, and José Andrés’ Jaleo and Beefsteak in Washington D.C. So if you’re looking for a way to help those in need, stop by Yardbird on October 13th and eat and drink for a good cause!