Updated: May 3rd to reflect extended dates.
During this time of temporary closures, Chef Jose Andres announced that his locations in the Washington, D.C. area would be repurposed as “community kitchens” with a limited takeout menu available at flexible pricing. And now, Chef Andrés has announced an additional way to help people affected by closures.
A post by JaleobyJose on Instagram shares how individuals may help Jaleo employees during this time. A special e-gift card program has been created which allows individuals to purchase gift cards at 20% off, with all the money going directly towards Jaleo employees.
The post shares that half of the funds will be used to extend pay and benefits beyond two weeks, and half will go towards the ThinkFamilyFund, which provides relief to the team and their families in the instance of financial hardship.
Interested readers may visit this link for more information or to purchase a gift card from now through May 31st. You can also click here to learn more about Chef José Andrés and his dedication to disaster relief work through his non-profit organization World Central Kitchen for which he was nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.
JaleobyJose also shares these words: “Thank you to everyone for helping us through this difficult time.”