When the Earth opened from within in 2010 and swallowed large parts of Haiti, José Andrés wanted to help feed those Haitians in need, who were suddenly without homes or a semblance of their lives before the monstrous earthquake devoured it all.
When COVID-19 ravaged India throughout the summer of 2021, Andrés ran toward the epicenter and, together with the nonprofit he created following the 7.0 earthquake in Haiti, World Central Kitchen, he served healthy and nutritious food to 840,000 hospital and other front-line workers. More recently, Andrés was there in Kentucky after a series of tornadoes left hundreds of miles of destruction in their wake. Andrés worked with local food trucks and organizations to ensure survivors had freshly cooked meals.
Since that first venture in Haiti, Andrés’ organization has fed families in countries spanning the globe from Cambodia to Zambia.
Andrés knows the power of food.
Now, in his latest venture, Andrés looks to the future of food – a future where technology allows us to feed more people using fewer resources. Currently, humans use one-third of all the planet’s farmable land to grow corn and soy to feed animals. It’s not a sustainable future, and if we want to feed the world, like Andrés, we must adapt.