World Central Kitchen (WCK), the nonprofit launched by chef/restaurateur/philanthropist José Andrés, is delivering donated meals to feed residents of MHP’s The Bonifant senior residences in downtown Silver Spring. The collaboration is part of Montgomery County’s effort to work with nonprofit partners to address COVID-19 food insecurity issues, while also supporting local businesses.
WCK provided 180 meals during the first dropoff, which were gratefully welcomed by MHP President Robert A. Goldman and Dr. Earl Stoddard, director of Montgomery County’s Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security. The meals were prepared at Nats Park. The food was delivered directly to individual residents by Humphrey Management staff to minimize residents’ exposure potential.
Dr. Stoddard said the partnership was an important way to help address food insecurity while encouraging seniors to stay healthy by sheltering in place.
Several residents sent email thank yous, including this one: “My first meal was just delivered and I am so thankful.”
Montgomery County created a short video about the donation: