LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A feeding program to provide meals for furloughed federal workers that was started in Washington, DC is now stretching to Little Rock.
Chef José Andrés started his feeding program by opening an emergency kitchen.
A Twitter post on Tuesday revealed he has taken the program nationwide with the help of food truck operators across the country.
Here’s what the Little Rock chef who’s joined the effort posted to his Twitter:
#LittleRock and #CentralArkansas – I have been activated by @chefjoseandres and @WCKitchen. Starting Wednesday 1.23 we will be slangin hot chef made meals free of charge to furloughed federal employees and their families. I will feed you every day until you get another paycheck.— Pounders. (@excaliburger_) January 22, 2019
That tweet was followed up with another one asking for volunteers to help:
YES WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!!
Please everyone interested in helping feed these families…send an email to my assistant Boom Dickson – email@example.com
(1) let him know your availability
(2) send a note about who you are
(3) tell a joke
(4) in the subject line type: #MOREMAYO https://t.co/fzOwuiz0W4— Pounders. (@excaliburger_) January 23, 2019
Here’s Chef José Andrés’ tweet about the program:
Stpry credit: Max Brantley with the Arkansas Blog (Arkansas Times)