Chopped celebrity chef Marc Murphy spoke with us right after he returned from seven weeks feeding Ukrainian refugees in Przemysl, Poland with Jose Andres’ World Central Kitchen (WCK).

Since the invasion of Ukraine, WCK’s Relief Team has been on the ground supporting families sheltering in the country as well as refugees in six countries with nearly 200,000 hot, nourishing meals every day. Murphy was both inspired and changed by his experience. “Humanity has just gone on display there in a beautiful way and people just show up and are like… ‘I’m here to help,’ and it was really amazing.”

He describes the difficulties of seeing the horrible situations of the Ukrainians, as well as the moments of hope when humans help humans. “In the midst of everything, you would have these moments and just sit in the kitchen and cry… I want people to understand people, and how humanity is connected through food, and how important food is.”

Join us for a first-hand account from a city on the border of the war.

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