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10,000 Meals: World Central Kitchen and Hurricane Laura

All in a day’s work for the team with World Central Kitchen

By Steven Boyd Saum


Indeed, 10,000 meals is all in a day’s work for the team with World Central Kitchen (WCK) working in Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, helping feed refugees and first responders.

“A very long (but good!) day,” says Daniella DeLaRue, who traveled from Texas to help out — and support the work that Ackeem Evans was coordinating as project manager for WCK.

Evans asked National Peace Corps Association to put out a call for more volunteers.

“It was really wonderful to meet Ackeem and tell him in person that I was there because of him,” DeLaRue says. “It has been some of the most humbling work I’ve been a part of.”

Evans served as a Volunteer in Albania 2019–20, and DeLaRue served in Togo. Both were evacuated back to the States in March.


Helping in a Time of Need: Ackeem Evans, left, and Daniella DeLaRue. Photo courtesy Daniella DeLaRue.



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