CARE Chef Advocate Hosts Advocacy Dinner in Los Angeles

CARE Chef Advocate Hosts Advocacy Dinner in Los Angeles

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6/4/15

Renowned chef Victor Albisu builds support in Los Angeles for U.S. leadership in the fight against global poverty.

LOS ANGELES (June 3, 2015) — CARE Chef Advocate Victor Albisu traveled to Los Angeles this week to raise awareness of the need for strong U.S. investments to empower women and combat global hunger. Chef Albisu hosted a dinner for more than two dozen influential community leaders and policymakers. Albisu, of Washington D.C., discussed his personal experience with food as a chef and his experience seeing CARE’s hunger-fighting work in action.

In Los Angeles, Albisu shared his experience traveling with the poverty-fighting organization CARE to Peru last year. During the trip, Albisu visited Ayacucho and Lima to see firsthand how U.S. investments are empowering farmers, mothers and families to end global hunger. He also saw the solutions that CARE and the U.S. government are creating on the ground.

“As a chef and son of a Peruvian mother, I was thrilled to connect with my heritage and learn from local Peruvians about the challenges and opportunities they face in fighting poverty.” Albisu said. “I am an advocate with CARE because I’ve seen how even the smallest investments can make an incredible difference for women and their families, to alleviate poverty for generations to come.”

The dinner took place at Pizzeria Mozza, a Los Angeles restaurant that is the brainchild of renowned chefs and restaurateurs Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich and Nancy Silverton.

Albisu encouraged the group to become citizen advocates and to create change by sharing their voice with policymakers. The chef was recently on Capitol Hill during CARE’s National Conference in May to meet with policymakers and discuss the importance of U.S. leadership in global food security.

To learn more about how chefs are helping CARE in the fight against global hunger, visit: http://www.care.org/carechefs

Chef Victor Albisu is available for media interviews.

About CARE 

Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package®, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. Our seven decades of experience show that empowered women and girls become catalysts, creating ripples of positive change that lift up whole families and entire communities. That’s why girls and women are at the heart of CARE’s community-based efforts to improve education, health and economic opportunity for everyone. We also work with girls and women to promote social justice, respond to emergencies and confront hunger and climate change. Last year CARE worked in 90 countries and reached more than 72 million people. To learn more, visit www.care.org.

Media Contacts

Washington, D.C.: Stephanie Chen, CARE, schen@care.org, (Office) +1-202-595-2824, (Cell) +1-404-819-6638

 

Chef Victor Albisu of Washington D.C. traveled with CARE last year to Peru. After spending two days in the field with farmers and families in rural Ayacucho, he had a chance to learn more about Peruvian cooking in Lima.

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