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» Over One Million Meals Served One Week After Deadly Türkiye-Syria EarthquakesTurkey-Syria-earthquake

World Central Kitchen and its founder, José Andrés were on the ground shortly after the earthquakes. They started immediately identifying local partners and setting up their relief kitchen.

Just over one week since first reaching the devastated communities, they are providing more than 200,000 meals a day across Türkiye and Syria.

Read more about how WKC is aiding the victims of these earthquakes.

» A 47-year veteran of Brooklyn’s Acme Smoked Fish says farewell on his final ‘Fish Friday’
This story is about a third-generation member of the family that founded the Acme Smoked Fish Company in 1906 in Brooklyn, NY.Acme Smoked Fish Company, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Peace’s founder Jeff Marden says, “my family is several generations of NYC Jewish smoked salmon eaters. When my parents could afford it, it was on our Sunday morning table alongside the NY Times. This story makes me wonder how many times my family and their friends had eaten Acme’s lox. It’s a wonderful NYC food history story. I hope you enjoy it.”

Read the full article.

» Army of Volunteers Showers First Responders With Food, Water
This is a touching story about the outpouring of support for the first responders searching for survivors of the Miami condominium collapse in 2021. Volunteers in the hundreds have been bringing food and cold drinks, day and night.

A pastor who has been working with victims’ families said that he has had heartbreaking conversations with loved ones of those dead and missing and that the outpouring from volunteers has reaffirmed his faith. “It gives hope for humanity,” he said. Read the full article.

» Muslim Charity Spends Holy Month Feeding The Homeless Every Night
This is a beautiful story about a volunteer-run food bank that hands out over 150 hot meals a night in Manhattan’s Herald Square. They are prepared as part of an initiative by Muslims Giving Back (MGB), a volunteer-run food bank and community assistance charity catering to homeless, immigrant, and low-income New Yorkers.

The director of MGB said, “Charity is more done for us… when we hand someone food, we don’t expect a thank you from them. We tell them thank you.” Read or listen to the full article. 

These stories need to be told. The world needs to hear news and stories about healing and building peace – now as much as ever.