What We Do
At Chefs for Humanity, we are taking on hunger, obesity and providing help to those in emergency conditions by generating awareness, raising funds and rallying volunteers. Hunger is a constant threat, both overseas and here at home and all too frequent disasters remind us how easily our neighbors and friends can fall into desperate, life-threatening circumstances. Obesity too, in our country, has risen to epidemic proportions and must be addressed.
CFH Program Areas
Making A Difference
Chefs for Humanity responded to the Haiti earthquakes by raising awareness and support for the World Food Programme (WFP). CFH funding was used to purchase clean cookstoves for WFP’s school meals programs in Haiti, which benefits thousands of children with nutritious meals, as well as the women cooking in the schools who now breathe cleaner air and cook on safer fuel efficient stoves–without the risk and time associated with searching for firewood and fuel. CFH is also funding the establishment of micro-enterprises to train Haitians to produce the briquettes used to fuel the stoves, which are made from recycled paper and cardboard, thereby reducing the reliance on charcoal. These micro-enterprises have the dual benefit of creating jobs and sustainable businesses while addressing environmental and safety concerns for the country.
Cat Cora and chefs from across the country are answering Mrs. Obama’s call to get involved with their local schools as part of the Chefs Move to Schools initiative, run through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The First Lady is calling on chefs to get involved by adopting a school and working with teachers, parents, school nutritionists and administrators to help educate children and show that nutrition can be fun.
In the aftermath of the one of the most severe natural disasters to hit the United States, Chefs for Humanity reacted quickly to provide support to those affected in the gulf coast region. With the help of an amazing group of women from Gulfport, MS, CFH helped feed local evacuees and volunteer emergency workers thousands of meals over a 3 week period.