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How Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Will Help Fight Global Hunger

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will help fight global hunger in their first project for their non-profit, Archewell.

The couple has announced they’re teaming up with celebrity and philanthropic chef José Andrés and his charity World Central Kitchen (WCK) which sets up kitchens and meal distribution centres in areas hit by hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters. (Just recently, Chef Andrés was in Honduras, knee-deep in flood waters, throwing lunch packages and groceries to stranded families. He’s pretty darn amazing. See below!)

The pair will help fund four special community relief centres around the world to support WCK’s work.

These centres will be activated as service kitchens during moments of crisis – and when they aren’t being used as such, they’ll be turned into food distribution centres, schools or safe gathering spots for families in need.

“The health of our communities depends on our ability to connect to our shared humanity,” Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan said in a statement shared with CelebrityKind.

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“When we think about Chef Andrés and his incredible team at World Central Kitchen, we’re reminded that even during a year of unimaginable hardship, there are so many amazing people willing – and working tirelessly – to support each other. World Central Kitchen inspires us through compassion in action.”

According to United Nations food data, it’s estimated nearly 690 million people around the world are hungry and the pandemic could increase that number by more than 130 million.

So what the Sussexes are doing will no doubt be a huge boost to the already incredible work being carried out by Chef Andrés.

To date, his charity has provided over 50 million meals to people in need in 17 countries around the world. (Told ya he was amazing!)

“We believe in the healing power of food and we like to say wherever there’s a fight so hungry people may eat, we will be there,” Chef Andrés says.

“We are more energised than ever to continue this vital work and we’re proud that it will be hand in hand with Archewell Foundation and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. I have come to know both of them well and believe that their values are directly aligned with what we stand for at World Central Kitchen.”

The first two community relief centres will be built in Dominica and Puerto Rico, regions both ravaged by hurricanes.

(Feature Image Credit: ComposedPix/Shutterstock.com)

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