16 September 2023

World Central Kitchen is in Morocco

In early September, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook communities all across Morocco’s mountainous center. The earthquake is the hardest to hit Morocco in over a century, sending people all across the country’s central region running for safety. Striking late at night as many families were already asleep, the quake killed more than 2,900 people and injured countless more.

WCK’s Relief Team was on the ground within hours of the temblor, using any means necessary to reach the hardest hit areas to provide immediate support. First arriving in Marrakech, our Relief Team is using helicopters and 4x4 vehicles to identify hard-hit communities spread across the region. WCK teams have established a kitchen to prepare hot meals in addition to working with local organizations cooking.  This is a quickly evolving situation and we continue to traverse the impacted region to find pockets of need.

WCK is first to the frontlines, providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises. When disaster strikes, WCK’s Relief Team mobilizes to the frontlines with the urgency of now to start cooking and provide meals to people in need. By partnering with organizations on the ground and activating a network of local restaurants, food trucks, or emergency kitchens, WCK serves comforting meals to survivors of disasters quickly and effectively. We know that good food provides not only nourishment, but also comfort and hope, especially in times of crisis.
I made another donation today.  You can do so at this link.  I know of no better way to provide assistance from afar to people whose lives are ruined through no fault of their own.  More information about World Central Kitchen here and here, including comments from readers of TYWKIWDBI.

Here are a couple photos from a gallery at The Atlantic:


  1. I just got 4 of their cook books for Christmas gifts, foods from all over.

  2. Donated thanks to your blogging. WCK is the real deal. Thanks Stan, from a long time reader.

  3. I understand why Morocco might not want French donations, but they've had excellent and amicable relations with America, and are rejecting that help as well. Confusing.

  4. If I remember the sign right, they also came to Jasper, Florida, to help feed folks who have been out of power due to Hurricane Idalia.


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