by David Klemt

Giving Tuesday: World Central Kitchen

by David Klemt

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November 30 is Giving Tuesday, “a global generosity movement” that focuses on all acts of kindness and giving, large and small.

KRG Hospitality vice president Jennifer Radkey explains Giving Tuesday in-depth in her article from last week.

In her article, Jennifer puts forth ways to involve your business and staff in acts of kindness.

She also explains that November 30 is an opportunity for operators to give back. After all, communities supported restaurants and bars during the pandemic. Now’s the time to provide support for those communities.

All acts of kindness and generosity are encouraged on Giving Tuesday. Monetary donations, volunteering time, hosting charitable organizations free of charge… There are endless ways to participate in Giving Tuesday.

“In other words, it doesn’t matter how you give,” says Jennifer. It just matters that you take part.

World Central Kitchen

At KRG Hospitality, we support World Central Kitchen. Founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés and his wife Patricia, WCK has been fighting food insecurity for nearly 12 years.

One reason we give to WCK is exemplified in an announcement from earlier this month.

World Central Kitchen is committing to providing $1 billion over the next ten years via their Climate Disaster Fund.

Another reason we give to World Central Kitchen? The 501(c)(3) non-profit gave more than $250 million in 2020 to feed communities around the world.

However, it’s WCK’s overall approach to fighting food insecurity is what we find compelling. The charitable organization doesn’t just show up to a community, hand out food, and leave.

Rather, WCK commits to long-term, local solutions. They create food programs to improve a community’s overall health; offer culinary training and provide jobs; and work to build food security.

If you have the means, please consider following this link to make a donation to World Central Kitchen. Per Charity Navigator, WCK enjoys the highest rating for a charity: four out of four stars.

Donations can be one-time or monthly, for any amount, and in someone’s honor or memory.

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