BCCC Becomes West Baltimore Site for Jose Andrés’ World Central Kitchen Food Giveaway Effort

(May 14, 2020) Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is one of two new Baltimore sites to join Chef Jose Andrés’ World Central Kitchen effort to provide free meals for anyone needing extra support. On Saturdays, starting May 16, individually packaged grab-and-go meals will be available for pick-up from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the South Pavilion of the college’s main campus on Liberty Heights Ave.

Since April 25, World Central Kitchen (WCK) has been providing free meal packages for city residents from Camden Yards through its #ChefsForAmerica response to Covid-19. With the impact of the pandemic continuing to evolve, WCK wanted to expand its reach with the two additional sites. BCCC will be the West Baltimore site for the weekly Saturday food giveaways while Johns Hopkins at Eastern High School will serve as the East Baltimore location. Operations will also continue at Camden Yards (Parking Lot H) for the duration of the pandemic.

BCCC’s main campus is located in the 21215 zip code, which has one of the highest concentrations of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city. With limited free food options, local residents can now receive critical food resources through this program.

BCCC students and staff will be on hand to assist WCK staff and other volunteers with this Saturday’s distribution. Students as well as community members in need are encouraged to stop by the South Pavilion of the college’s Main Liberty Campus, 2600 Liberty Heights Ave.

Founded by celebrity Chef José Andrés in 2010, World Central Kitchen is a non-profit organization committed to providing emergency food relief in the wake of natural disasters. Through #ChefsForAmerica, WCK’s has provided more than 6.5 million fresh meals in 225 cities across America.