Who’s feeding all the National Guardsmen in Washington, D.C. right now? Chef José Andrés, of course

 Who’s feeding all the National Guardsmen in Washington, D.C. right now? Chef José Andrés, of course

First, let’s note that WCK’s unique model pays restaurants to make food for people in need.

That’s been particularly important during the pandemic, when hunger is spreading even faster than COVID-19, and the already fragile restaurant sector is hit extremely hard by shutdowns, curfews, and other restrictions.

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It’s a pretty smart approach, and some pretty important people have taken notice.

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Ahead of Biden’s inauguration, Chef Andrés took a drive around Washington, D.C. to see the impact of WCK’s latest mission: Feeding the soldiers ensuring the ceremony we’re all waiting for doesn’t turn into another live-streamed shitshow.

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Again, note that WCK is helping both soldiers AND restaurants. And if Chef Andrés’ Twitter feed is any indication, they’ll be feeding soldiers quality meals all week long.

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That’s no small feat. As of this writing, 25,000 National Guardsmen are being deployed to the District.

As Andrés notes in this video, his Jaleo tapas restaurants, which, like other D.C. businesses, is not permitted to open due to security. It’s WCK HQ as Jaleo, and many other District companies, focus on this important effort instead. 

Even Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, got in on the good deeds on Saturday.

This is patriotism. 

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