CARE Knows How To Build Chefs Into Passionate Advocates

CARE Knows How To Build Chefs Into Passionate Advocates

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1/13/16

Chefs are more than just menu masterminds. They are passionate advocates for global hunger with strong personal connections to food and their communities. In 2014, CARE embarked on a journey to engage chefs in the fight to end global hunger. We believe in the power of their voices and know they can be important advocates to help CARE end hunger for more than 795 million people around the world.

In August 2015, CARE brought four celebrity chefs, including Cat Cora, Carla Hall, Antonia Lofaso and Spike Mendelsohn on a Learning Tour to Mozambique to see how CARE is working to address hunger and malnutrition in some of the most vulnerable communities. In particular, the trip highlighted the importance of creating a U.S. strategy for tackling food security investments and empowering smallholder producers to feed their families and communities. Since the trip, the chefs have been powerful advocates for the Global Food Security Act (H.R. 1567/S. 1525), a bill that requires a comprehensive strategy for global food and nutrition security with a special focus on women and smallholder producers.

On the trip, Chef Cat Cora had the chance to meet an inspirational farmer, Deolinda, and they connected over the unbreakable bond of motherhood and the common desire to build a brighter future for their families. Watch this video of Chef Cat Cora in Mozambique and see why our work with chefs is so important in the fight to end global hunger.  

You can learn more about the CARE Chefs’ Table program at: www.care.org/chefstable

CARE embarked on a journey to engage chefs in the fight to end global hunger.

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