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We Stand With Ukraine

Purchase Ms. Rita's famous, delicious, homemade borscht, or a slice of Urkrainian Apple Cake or Honey Cake (homemade by AWS parents and students) and help support war relief efforts in Ukraine! Order your soup by the quart ($15 each), or cake by the slice ($8 each) and pick up on Thursday, April 14, in the school breezeway. Or, feel free to make a general contribution using the PayPal button below. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go to World Central Kitchen, an organization that is on the ground in Ukraine helping to provide food for refugees - more info below. 

Our goal: $1,950

50 quarts of borscht = $750

150 pieces of cake = $1,200

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One million meals served by WCK to families across Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Moldova, and Hungary

Founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen (WCK) is first to the frontlines, providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises while working to build resilient food systems with locally led solutions. WCK has served more than 60 million fresh meals to people impacted by natural disasters and other crises around the world.

When disaster strikes, WCK’s Chef Relief Team mobilizes to the frontlines with the urgency of now to start cooking and provide meals to people in need. Deploying our model of quick action, leveraging local resources, and adapting in real time, we are able to respond to multiple disasters at once — often on opposite ends of the world. By partnering with organizations on the ground and activating a network of food trucks or emergency kitchens, WCK provides freshly made, nutritious meals to survivors of disasters quickly and effectively. We know that good food provides not only nourishment, but also comfort and hope, especially in times of crisis.


With bombs still falling day and night, millions of Ukrainians continue to flee the country or relocate west to the city of Lviv. In response, WCK is rapidly expanding our #ChefsForUkraine response to distribute food—including hot, fresh meals—in five countries. We've now opened a kitchen and food supply depot in Poland, right on the border with Ukraine, and have multiple warehouses active in Lviv where trucks are filled with food to head east reaching cities like Odessa and Mykolayiv. We are also supporting more restaurants to serve meals in Ukrainian cities including Kharkiv and Kyiv, which remain under active attack.


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