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Harry and Meghan announce first major project to Fund Disaster Relief



Harry and Meghan announce first major project to Fund Disaster Relief


Though the pair signed a Netflix agreement in September and launched an Archewell website in October, the full scale of their intentions for the charity was only hinted at during the year’s engagements and video chats.

They’ve spent the last ten months developing Archewell, a non-profit organization named after their newborn son Archie Harrison and the Greek word ‘Arche,’ which means ‘source of action,’ and have recently announced the specifics of its first project.

According to a spokesman for Archewell, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have formed a charitable partnership with food relief organisation World Central Kitchen to give funds for the construction of four unique Community Relief Centers across the world.

During emergencies such as natural catastrophes and pandemics, these structures will operate as “service kitchens,” delivering food to people in need. The first of these centers is already under construction in Dominica, a Caribbean island that was devastated by two storms in 2017.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex issued the following statement: “The health of our communities depends on our ability to connect to our shared humanity.

“When we think about Chef Andrés and his incredible team at World Central Kitchen, we’re reminded that even during a year of unimaginable hardship, there are so many amazing people willing – and working tirelessly – to support each other.


“World Central Kitchen inspires us through compassion in action.”

Despite the fact that this is their first formal collaboration, the philanthropic duo has been seen giving aid to people most affected by COVID-19 throughout the epidemic. Meghan also helped at the Hubb Community Kitchen in London in 2018, which was founded in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

The facilities will be the first for World Central Kitchen, which has delivered 50 million meals in 17 countries since it was established by renowned chef and restaurateur José Andrés in the aftermath of the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti in 2010.

It will open early next year, followed by another in Puerto Rico, according to Bloomberg. The sites of the other two centers have not yet been disclosed.

According to Bloomberg, Archewell’s money will be used to build four Community Relief Facilities, which are permanent community centers that may be used as emergency kitchens in the event of a catastrophe. In a statement to the outlet, Andrés stated, “We are more energized than ever to continue this vital work and we’re proud that it will be hand in hand with Archewell Foundation and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.” “I have come to know both of them well, and believe that their values are directly aligned with what we stand for at World Central Kitchen.”

Ending hunger and attaining universal food security is one of the most pressing issues facing the globe today, with over 690 million people undernourished worldwide, according to UN Food and Agriculture Organization statistics. The number of malnourished children and the degree of food insecurity are projected to increase by more than 132 million as a result of COVID-19’s impacts, owing to the pandemic’s caused recession and ongoing economic slowdowns.

Archewell was named after the Greek term ‘arche,’ which is a lovely homage to Megan and Harry’s son Archie.

The terms ‘arche’ and ‘well’ are defined on the charity’s website.

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