Why Chefs

Why Chefs

We believe chefs have the power to help us in the fight to end global hunger. Since 2014, CARE has worked with socially-conscious chefs interested in influencing U.S. policymakers and advancing CARE’s international food security policies. Given their close connection to food and the ability to bring people together, chefs are uniquely positioned to change the way policymakers and communities think about food.

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Since sending the first CARE Package® in 1946, we’ve worked with governments and communities to ensure sustainable food security for the world’s poorest people. We fight hunger and malnutrition and respond to humanitarian crises. CARE also works on Capitol Hill and around the country to advocate for comprehensive food and nutrition security policies and programs that promote sustainability and resilience and empower the world’s poorest women and their families to realize their right to nutritious food.

About the Program

CARE works with celebrity chefs who are passionate about fighting global hunger. Our chefs: 

  • Urge policymakers to support policies and programs to help the world’s poor
  • Host advocacy events throughout the country in key Congressional districts and states
  • Use social media platforms and participate in media interviews to spread the word about CARE, global hunger and the importance of U.S. policy change
  • Author blogs and op-eds on the issue of global hunger
  • Participate in CARE’s National Conference in Washington, DC
  • Join CARE for in-district meetings with targeted members of Congress and their staff
  • See CARE’s work firsthand and share the experience with their networks
  • Participate in CARE’s National Day of Action around International Day of the Girl
  • And much more!


Celebrity chefs Spike Mendelsohn, Mike Isabella, Asha Gomez and Victor Albisu visited programs in Peru in 2014 to see how CARE is empowering local farmers. (Photo Credit: Erin Lubin/CARE)