Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce partnership with food charity
(Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced on Sunday that their new charity has partnered with World Central Kitchen and their celebrity chef to feed the hungry in disaster-hit areas around the world.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's nonprofit group, the Archewell Foundation, is working with celebrity chef Jose Andres to build a number of Community Relief Centers.
The centers will be permanent structures that can be quickly opened as service kitchens in emergencies such as natural disasters and also serve as turnstiles for the distribution of food, schools and medical clinics.
"The health of our communities depends on our ability to connect with our common humanity," Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said in a statement to the press. "When we think of Chef Andres and his incredible team at World Central Kitchen, we are reminded that even in a year of unimaginable hardship, there are so many amazing people willing and tireless to support one another."
The first of four centers is scheduled to open in 2021 on the Caribbean island of Dominica, which was hit by Hurricanes Maria and Irma in 2017. The second center is being built in Puerto Rico, which was also badly hit by the storms.
The charity will seek support from other groups in building more such centers around the world.
The Duke and Duchess resigned from their roles as working members of the royal family in late March and moved to California to avoid the public limelight as much as possible.
(Reporting by Rich McKay in Atlanta; Editing by Diane Craft)
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