Feeding the People

From Behind the Pen

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Whenever I have one of those days where I am feeling listless and not useful, something shows up to slap me out of my conundrum. Just before going to bed one night, I watched one of my late-night show homeboys, Stephen Colbert. His two guests were Chef Andrés and Ron Howard, discussing their recent trip to Ukraine. This segment was a simple reminder of the reason why we cannot get bogged down in our woes because there is someone in a far dire situation.

José Ramón Andrés Puerta, a Spanish chef and founder ofWorld Central Kitchen, heads a non-profit devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters. I was watching him recently when he reluctantly allowedRon Howard(my Opie Taylor from The Andy Griffith Show) to do a documentary about his organization. He was reluctant in the beginning because he…

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