MAY 1, 1:30 PM // Big Ideas presented by Scotia Wealth Management
The subject of We Feed People, José Andrés, founded World Central Kitchen to bring meals to people in crisis. He joins us to discuss how his career led him to this mission, what he’s learned about humanity and why his organization has become an essential global force in the disaster relief sector. With guest host Matt Galloway, host of CBC Radio The Current. This Big Ideas discussion will also be available to stream online with the film.
About the film
When disaster strikes, humanitarian organizations and aid groups are among the first responders providing medical aid and shelter. But often lost in the chaos is the ability to provide healthy, nourishing meals to sustain those in need. Enter renowned chef José Andrés and his non-profit World Central Kitchen, which has evolved over 12 years from a scrappy group of grassroots volunteers into one of the most highly regarded humanitarian aid organizations in the disaster relief sector, snapping into action to combat hunger in the wake of crisis by serving over 60 million meals to date. Acclaimed director Ron Howard delves into World Central Kitchen's initiatives and archives, following Andrés and his team around the globe as they address the increasing environmental and humanitarian crises (including, at the time of writing, the invasion of Ukraine) that devastate our world the best way they know how: through food. From the frontlines of a crisis to the back rooms of the kitchen, We Feed People illuminates the inherent power of preparing and sharing food in the restoration of community and the activation of change—one meal at a time. Shane Smith
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A free online discussion about emergency food relief in Canada and beyon with Paul Taylor, Executive Director of FoodShare, and Chef Jagger Gordon, Executive Chef and CEO of Feed It Forward, moderated by Pratishtha Kohli.
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