Charitable Archwell Foundation Announces First Recipient

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced the first recipient who will receive help from their recently launched Archwell foundation named after their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

The beneficiary of the non-profit organization known Archwell Foundation have chosen Spanish chef Jose Andres’s foundation to feed the hungry.

Meghan and Harry set up the foundation in April this year in the name of their one-year-old son, Archie. The name also stems from the Ancient Greek word ‘arche’, which means ‘source of action’ and and well which means plentiful source or supply; a place we go to dig deep.

At the time of the organization’s founding, it was reported that Archewell would focus on issues including ‘conservation, female empowerment, and gender equality’. Their website says it is ‘an organization committed to creating compassionate communities online and off, to serve our collective wellbeing.’ Read more here

José Andrés is a restaurateur, and founder of World Central Kitchen (WCK), a non-profit devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters. He is often credited with bringing the small plates dining concept to America. He owns restaurants in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Las Vegas, South Beach, Florida, Orlando, New York City, and Frisco, Texas.

He was awarded a 2015 National Humanities Medal at a 2016 White House ceremony for his work with World Central Kitchen.

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In response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Andrés formed World Central Kitchen which provides healthy food to families and individuals touched by disasters. Since it was founded, the NGO has organized meals in the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Zambia, Peru, Cuba, Uganda, and in Cambodia. It has provided aid and meals in the United States and Puerto Rico and has helped during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.

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