Everyone in the world… Like you, I am also heartbroken to see Ukraine under attack. We must come together as a force for good! @WCKitchen I’m at the Polish border for dinner delivery tonight — Romania coming soon. In addition to your donations… I pledge support from the Bezos Prize to Ukraine.🇺🇦 pic.twitter.com/ws0EFl8zLd
– José Andres (@chefjoseandres) February 25, 2022
Andrés, who works for a nonprofit to deliver meals during natural disasters, posted a message on Twitter Friday afternoon saying his team delivered the meals.
He wrote: “It pains me to see Ukraine being attacked. “We must come together as a force for good!”
In a photo posted Sunday morning, chefs are seen preparing fresh meals in Odessa, Ukraine.
Freshly Made Meal in Odessa, Ukraine! WCK is working with Chef Aleksander Yourz and the team at Yourz Space Bistro to prepare 1,000 plates of freshly baked pasta & bread for residents and city keepers — they will scale up the service when possible. #ChefsForUkraine pic.twitter.com/zmWXSkwbgD
– World Central Kitchen (@WCKitchen) February 27, 2022
First @WCKitchen meal in Odessa Ukraine! This is Chef Aleksander Yourz… his team at Yourz Space Bistro cooked 1,000 meals today for the stranded people of Odessa and the Ukrainians defending the city! Just getting started — WCK is supporting chefs in multiple cities to feed the hungry! #ChefsForUkraine pic.twitter.com/7qjLktWnMi
– José Andres (@chefjoseandres) February 27, 2022
Tonight’s Ukraine border view: This is the pedestrian zone across Medyka Street & the busy Korczowa accommodation center. When families go to Poland, @WCKitchen The team serves hot stewed chicken, soup, tea and apple pie! THANK YOU for making this a reality #ChefsForUkraine pic.twitter.com/mgCh38jdac
– Nate Mook (@natemook) February 27, 2022
The United Nations refugee agency on Sunday said some 368,000 people had fled the country, many to bordering countries such as Romania, Poland, Hungary, Moldova and Slovakia.
At Romania’s Siret border crossing, where thousands of Ukrainians have entered, government workers race to distribute basic amenities donated from around the country.
Meanwhile, residents and businesses are pooling resources to give refugees everything they need.
In the southeastern Polish city of Przemysl, just a few kilometers from the border with Ukraine, hundreds of people waited in a parking lot to help refugees being rounded up by authorities from the border.
“I’m so glad I came and I want to thank everyone who is organizing this event,” said a young Ukrainian who had just arrived. “This really feels great when people are waiting for us in your country.”
Moldova, which shares a long border with Ukraine, is also seeing a large influx of refugees. Authorities said that since Thursday, 70,080 Ukrainian nationals have entered the small country of about 3.5 million people.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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