Farmers Fishers Bakers is partnering with World Central Kitchen in a collaborative effort to feed DC’s vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the #ChefsForAmerica nationwide emergency food relief program, Farmers Fishers Bakers is providing almost 2,000 meals per week to DC residents in need.
Working directly with the Ward Memorial AME Church in Ward 7, Farmers Fishers Bakers will be providing fresh meals three days per week: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Each meal is individually packaged for children and families to pick up and take home, with delivery to seniors who cannot venture outside.
“Feeding our community, whether in times of abundance or in times of need, is the primary role of restaurants,” says Dan Simons, co-owner of Farmers Restaurant Group. “We are excited to work with World Central Kitchen to make an even bigger impact in our hometown, as we work to rise out of this pandemic together.”
Working with World Central Kitchen is one of the many efforts we have put into place to serve our communities during COVID-19. We are also partnering with other groups, such as Last Call for Food, to help provide meals for housebound seniors and those in need across DC and Northern Virginia area communities.
As of May 8th, World Central Kitchen has helped deliver over 6.5 million meals nationwide in response to COVID-19, across dozens of cities, providing over 250,000 freshly prepared and packaged meals every day. Founded by renowned chef, José Andrés, World Central Kitchen was created ten years ago create smart solutions to hunger and poverty, providing emergency food relief and developing resiliency programs.