World Central Kitchen Struck by Russian Bombardment, 4 Injured

An explosion in the city of Kharkiv brought about by Russian bombardment destroyed a communal kitchen set up by World Central Kitchen and left 4 people injured.

The community kitchen was one of the temporary feeding networks established all over Ukraine to feed displaced Ukrainians affected by Russia’s invasion. 

Ihor Terekhov, the mayor of Kharkiv, said three people were killed and 34 others were injured by missile strikes in the city on Saturday, the day of the bombardment.

José Andrés, World Central Kitchen’s founder, expressed his sentiments on Twitter, “To everyone caring and sending good wishes to the team in Kharkiv, thank you, the injured are fine, and everyone is ready and willing to start cooking in another location.” adding that “All our friends are TRUE heroes! Many ways to fight, we do it with food!”

According to World Central Kitchen, the organization serves approximately 300,000 meals per day in 30 locations across Ukraine.

Andrés also said that the attack on Kharkiv demonstrated that “giving food in the middle of a senseless war is an act of heroism, perseverance, and resistance,” and that his group’s chefs will continue to cook for Ukraine.

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