Pollo Tropical has announced that it will donate $200,000 to Chef José Andrés’ charitable organization, World Central Kitchen, in support of the organization’s hurricane relief efforts in the Bahamas. The company had pledged $1.00 from every Original Family Meal sold from September 15 through October 6.
As part of the announcement, Richard Stockinger, chief executive officer and president of Fiesta Restaurant Group, parent company of Pollo Tropical, says “We are pleased to be able to partner with Chef José Andrés and his work with World Central Kitchen. We want to extend our thanks to our guests and suppliers whose support of this initiative made this donation possible.”
“We greatly appreciate the generosity of Pollo Tropical,” says executive director of World Central Kitchen, Nate Mook. “Support like theirs is what enables us to continue to cook and deliver hot, nutritious meals to those in need in the Bahamas.”
World Central Kitchen (WCK) is a not-for-profit non-governmental organization devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters. Founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés, the organization’s method of operations is to be a first responder and then to collaborate and galvanize solutions with local chefs to solve the problem of hunger, immediately following a disaster.