The coronavirus pandemic has hit Spain hard, making our country the fifth with the highest number of deaths accumulated. The consequences of this crisis will be harsh and from the first moment, ElTenedor, the leading restaurant booking app, has wanted to help mitigate as much as possible the impact of the Covid-19. He 1 April launched Save Our Restaurants, an initiative 100% altruistic aimed at generating cash for restaurants through the sale of prepaid bonds. In these 2 months more than € 400,000 have been generated for the more than 2.000 registered restaurants.
Food Banks estimate to serve more of 1,7 million requests in 2020, a 30% more than in previous years. To help this situation, he 30 of March, #ChefsForSpain operations started, the Spanish project of World Central Kitchen, the NGO led by renowned chef José Andrés. With the collaboration of local chefs such as Ángel León, Diego Guerrero, Pepa Muñoz or Dani García, have been activated 15 kitchens with 100 chefs and more than 4.500 volunteers who have already served over a million meals in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao, A Coruña, Sevilla, Cádiz, Huelva, Jaén, Malaga and Cadiz.
ElTenedor, continuing with the same vocation to contribute in their projects with the restoration and our society, today launches a partnership with World Central Kitchen to assist in fundraising to help sustain the operations of #ChefsForSpain and the operation of all these kitchens with which so many people are being served. A page has been enabled https://donate.wck.org/eltenedor from which you can make donations and also, ElTenedor, via Tripadvisor Foundation, will match each donation, Thus, doubling the impact of each euro contributed (up to a maximum of € 50,000 total donation).
In the words of Marcos Alves, CEO of ElTenedor, "Before the start of this pandemic, Our most immediate step was to seek help with which to strengthen the industry and more than 400.000 € generated in 2 months by Let's Save Our Restaurants have contributed to sustaining many businesses in these difficult days. But we did not want to stay there and seeing the drama that was taking place in many needy homes we wanted to join World Central Kitchen, helping them raise funds and multiplying the impact of donations by matching each individual contribution”
“We are very grateful to ElTenedor for their collaboration in financing the #ChefsForSpain project of World Central Kitchen. The reach of its large community of users and the contribution that TheFork will make matching individual donations, they will be key to sustain the operation of the kitchens and continue feeding so many families in need " indicated the Asturian chef José Andrés, which has 29 restaurants, among them Minibar in Washington with 2 Michelin stars and also leads the NGO World Central Kitchen.