World Central Kitchen Sends Food Supplies to Grand Princess

Mar 09, 2020

The non-profit organization World Central Kitchen, established by chef José Andrés and his wife, started delivering pre-packed meals and food supplies to the coronavirus-stricken cruise ship Grand Princess which is still off the coast of California. 

This organization has delivered food supplies to Grand Princess yesterday, off the coast of San Francisco, via the ship Miss Tammy, after which many onboard shared their gratitude and appreciation.

WCK founder Chef José Andrés shared the following update on the social media saying:

"The team is on the ground in Oakland...Ready to support the State of California, Princess Cruises & all Americans during these difficult times. Today we are helping send food supplies to Grand Princess on vessel Miss Tammy!

World Central Kitchen Relief Team has been on the ground at the Port of Oakland, making necessary preparations to establish an off-site kitchen once the ship will dock.

WCK Director of Field Operations Sam Bloch shared the latest updates on the ground.

This is not the first time World Central Kitchen has provided support to a coronavirus-stricken ship since the organization was engaged in food preparation and delivery to the cruise ship Diamond Princess in Yokohama, Japan. They were on the ground In Yokohama providing food until the last person was out of the ship, which says a lot for this wonderful team of amazing people.

Their assistance and experience from the previous cruise ship outbreak will play a key role in the fight against the Coronavirus disease. World Central Kitchen quick response to the crises is highly appreciated since every minute counts to prevent the spread of the virus among the passengers and crew.

On behalf of the crew and passengers on board Grand Princess, we like to send our deepest appreciation to each and every volunteer of World Central Kitchen. You guys don’t prepare food, you save lives.