José Andrés's charity says it's delivering 10,000 meals a day in the Bahamas
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Chef José Andrés’s charity said Friday that it is delivering close to 10,000 meals per day to people in the Bahamas who have been affected by Hurricane Dorian.

A spokeswoman for the World Central Kitchen told The Hill on Friday that the charity aims to reach 30,000 meals “per day in the coming days.”


The representative also confirmed news reports that the chef and members of his charity secured a research ship to send more than “20,000 meals worth of ingredients” to the region, which she added members of the organization are “cooking now.” 

The relief efforts by Andrés and his charity comes after Dorian left large swaths of the island nation devastated this week after striking it as a Category 5 storm. As of Friday, reports have placed the death toll in the Bahamas at 30 at least.   

Andrés arrived in the Bahamas over the weekend, where he shared footage of himself about 80 miles away from the eye of the storm at the time. He said then that he and members of his charity had arrived to “help coordinate feeding response” with local officials in the region.

According to CBS News, Andrés and his team are now stationed on Green Turtle Cay, an island of roughly 550 located just off Great Abaco, which multiple reports say was hit hardest by Dorian.

His next stop will reportedly be Treasure Cay, a stretch of land of about 1,200 people connected to the Great Abaco.

Mark Lowcock, an under secretary-general for humanitarian affairs at the United Nations, said that roughly 70,000 people in the Bahamas are in need of food, water and medical help after Dorian, according to Reuters.

“There is concern that some whole communities’ locations have been destroyed or are underwater or washed away,” Lowcock said. “One of the uncertainties is where the people who were living there are now and how to reach them.”