Over 6,000 refugees from Afghanistan have arrived in Virginia after the fallout from the United States withdrawal from the country. As the many refugees left their home country and came to a new home, a DC icon was there to greet them.
Chef Jose Andres, founder of numerous world renowned restaurants in Washington, DC and across the county, also started the World Central Kitchen, a non-profit dedicated to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters.
His WCK team showed up to Dulles Airport today (August 25) to greet the refugees with some meals.
Although Andres himself is currently in Haiti helping those in need, he did send the following message on Twitter:
While I’m in Haiti…so proud to see our @WCKitchen team in DC setting up at Dulles Airport to welcome Afghan refugees as they arrive in USA…this is the American way! Many families haven’t eaten a hot meal in a long time as they have been traveling… #ChefsForAfghans
The world is a better place because of Jose.