In the wake of the Carr fire in Northern California, celebrity chefs Guy Fieri and José Andrés are cooking meals for fire victims and firefighters. The fire, which started on July 23, is one of the most devastating in Californian history.
About 39,000 people have evacuated from their homes. Yesterday, José Andrés tweeted that he was in Redding, California with the World Central Kitchen Relief Team to serve food at evacuee shelters, and to feed crews of emergency workers.
He described the World Central Kitchen Relief Team, his organization, as a "Food First Responder partner" of Guy Fieri's Operation BBQ Relief, also on the ground.
"My team and I got involved; my son and I, and his buddies, and a bunch of mine," remarked Fieri in a CNN interview, "loaded up our caravan from the wine country and drove four hours up here. We're just working arm-in-arm with the Salvation Army and local chefs and residents, and everybody helping out all the evacuees."
It's not the first time the chefs have put their skills to use for the common good in the wake of disasters. Feeding all the evacuees this time is a huge undertaking, but according to Fieri, they're getting through it.
The World Central Kitchen reports that they have been delivering over five thousand meals a day to evacuation centers and emergency crews.