This activist chef fed protesters for free at the March for Our Lives.
“Super amazing to see how many kids, how many children, how many high schoolers, supported by their families, here, with a very, very, very simple, clear message.” José Andrés stated. “The great thing is that the adults, we are not in charge anymore. Here, we are only to support you. The Future. The Kids. The children.”
Andrés handed out sandwiches, fruit, and pizza to the marchers in Washington, D.C. His company, ThinkFoodGroup, collaborated with various D.C. restaurants and offered free and discounted meals to student marchers.
He’s also known for his humanitarian work — he recently served millions of meals to people in Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria.
“Enjoy the day. Today is historical. Will be probably one of the biggest marches in the history of Washington, D.C. So, it’s a big day.” Andrés explained.
The march was held on March 24 to protest gun violence and was organized by the Parkland student survivors. This was one of many different appearances, rallies and demonstrations that they’ve created in order to galvanize lawmakers to pass stricter gun reform laws. Hopefully, the March For Our Lives was the final push they needed.