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Fundraiser to Support the People of Ukraine – World Central Kitchen – Disaster Relief Fund

Update 3/20/2022 – In less than 2 short weeks, we have achieved our goal of $10,000 raised thanks to the compassion and generosity of our Central Florida and Orlando community. Big thank you to Amy Thompson of Orlando Sentinel (What can you do to help Ukraine? Feed them) and Holly Kapher of Orlando Weekly (Support Ukraine at these local Orlando restaurants) for covering the story, as well as to the support of local friends and restaurants (Domu, Tori Tori, Peterbrooke Chocolatier, Hinckley’s, The Ravenous Pig, and many more) who all helped support and donate. The war continues, and as of today, over 3 million Ukrainian refugees have fled, many still in need of hot meals – if you are able to, please continue sharing this fundraiser with family and friends to help support the people of Ukraine. We are also still collecting recipes from local chefs and community members for a digital thank you recipe collection e-book to send out to donors after the fundraiser is over. If you have a family recipe to share, please e-mail us at

José Andrés’s nonprofit World Central Kitchen (WCK) is now in Poland, Romania, and Moldova feeding “hot, nourishing meals” to tens of thousands of Ukrainian refugees coming across the border at all hours. The aid group says it is also working with restaurants in Odessa and Lviv, two cities in Ukraine, to feed those who remain there.

The WCK most recently arrived in Moldova and began serving chicken over plates of pasta, fresh bread from local restaurants, and tomato salad. The nonprofit group is heading to Slovakia and Hungary as well to find out how to support refugees arriving from Ukraine.

All proceeds to benefit World Central Kitchen disaster relief funds ( – Chef Jose Andres and team are currently providing hot meals for refugees from the Ukraine conflict on the ground.

To donate, visit:

As a thank you to donors, we are compiling a recipe book tentatively titled “To Ukraine with Love: Recipes from the Heart of Central Florida to the People of Ukraine” – if you would like to submit a recipe please fill out the below recipe submission or email with the below email by 3/30/2022:

Recipe Submission Form:

Recipe Name:
About the recipe:
List of Ingredients:
Preparation Instructions:
About You/Chef/Restaurant:
Send photos if any to

We will send donors a copy via e-mail in PDF format in early April after we compile. Donor – Sign up for the Recipe Book:


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