As first responders were accessing the catastrophic damage inflicted by Hurricane Ian, a team of chefs from World Central Kitchen didn’t wait but packed 5,000 meals to go and hit the road driving south towards Florida.

Where bridges were washed out, they took helicopters to deliver food and in one case, used their own amphibious vehicle.

They’re already serving meals in Fort Myers Beach, Naples, Venice, Cape Coral and Punta Gorda. The brainchild of star chef José Andres, they have been at every disaster for years, serving up hot meals to people in need.

“We expect this to be a long-term response,” said Fiona Donovan, the director of relief operations for the Washington D.C.-based organization World Central Kitchen. “The situation here is bad and it’s definitely going to be a significant impact.”

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