WCK is serving millions of fresh meals to Ukrainian families fleeing home as well as people remaining in the country.

On February 24, Russia launched a large-scale military operation on neighboring Ukraine, invading the country on several fronts. Since then, millions of Ukrainians have fled their homes and are staying in cities in the west or leaving for other countries altogether. The journey is daunting, with many Ukrainian families traveling for days without food.

Working at a 24-hour pedestrian border crossing in southern Poland, WCK began serving hot, nourishing meals within hours of the initial invasion, and we are now serving round-the-clock dishes at eight border crossings across the country. Additionally, we are supporting local restaurants preparing meals in cities across Ukrainian including in Odessa, Lviv, and Kyiv. WCK teams are also on the ground serving thousands of meals every day in Romania, Moldova, and Hungary.

As the situation keeps evolving, WCK will continue to help in the best way we know how, with a freshly prepared plate of food—and we’re ready to expand our support for families in need.

“We stayed for three weeks in Kyiv during the war. We kept thinking ‘Maybe it will end tomorrow’ and tomorrow never came. I decided to go once they began to dig military trenches a block away from my home. I couldn’t be caught in crossfire, so I grabbed my neighbor [Tamara] and we came here.”

Olga and Tamara stop to share a meal at the Tesco shelter in Przemyśl.

“Hot food! Very important, for health and spirits. Usually we’re eating homemade, hot foods in Ukraine. During our recent travels, we have eaten many sandwiches. But this hot soup, feels like home.”

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