Wish Farms is donating $5,000 to Jose Andres’ World Central Kitchen. The funds will be used to support the dire humanitarian crisis in Eastern Europe.
“My grandfather came to America because he was escaping Russian aggression and oppression in Kyiv in 1904,” said Wish Farms owner, Gary Wishnatzki. “Unfortunately, some things never change. Our roots run deep in that region, and our family feels a strong connection with the Ukrainian people’s fight for freedom and the devastation they’re experiencing.”
PR Manager, Nick Wishnatzki: “I was looking for the most impactful way we could help, then I saw an article with Walt Dasher of G&R Farms calling on the produce industry to step up and donate to WCK. I watched the videos of Andres’ and his team working around the clock to feed so many fleeing refugees and was heartened by the humanity of their mission. There is no more basic need than having food to eat.”
The funds will be sent via The Wish Farms Family Foundation. Established to support food insecurity, youth education and community, it has made over $325,000 in grants since 2019.
Nick Wishnatzki: “This horrific manmade crisis continues to deepen, so Wish Farms would like to echo Walt’s call to the rest of our generous produce industry colleagues and companies to step up and help.”
Donations can be made through the WCK website.