Chef José Andrés will serve free meals daily to federal workers in Washington

They are now facing a new kind of crisis headed to Washington to feed government workers and their families.

"Today we are facing another disaster in the United States, more than 800,000 federal workers have no jobs, many millions of Americans will go through difficult times," said Andrés she says in a video shared on Twitter announcing the new #ChefsForFeds campaign.

"We believe that no one should go through the pain of not knowing what to feed his children."

Andrés grew up in Spain but found a reputation as a chef in Washington where he opened the Jaleo trend restaurant in the early 1990s and created a mini restaurant empire across the city and country.

In December, when he started closing, he promised free sandwiches in all his restaurants for all federal government employees and is now fulfilling his promise.

Although Andrés said on Monday it was in Puerto Rico, its non-profit World Central Kitchen will oversee the new effort.

His team will open a kitchen and a cafe on Wednesday at Pennsylvania Avenue between the US Capitol and the White House. It will serve a free hot meals menu between 11 am and 6 pm every day to federal workers with a valid identity, along with meals for workers to take home to their families.

"We plan to make thousands of daily meals every day and stay open as needed," said Chloe Mata Crane, spokesman for the World Central Kitchen.

But the project involves more than just running a kitchen to feed those in need. Andrés also calls on politicians to stop the government's partial interruption, now on the 25th day.
82 (and counting) very real direct effects of the government's partial discontinuation

"This has a double meaning: we will have food to eat or eat so you can get home, but I also hope that it will be a call to action for our senators and colleagues and especially for President Trumbe, at the moment in America's history , where families are going to be hungry, "said Andrés.

"We should always come together as" we humans ", like the Americans, the two Communists, the Republicans and the Democrats – all the Americans. So the World Central Cuisine will be there for all Americans. "

The World Central Cuisine has provided millions of hot meals to people affected by disasters around the world, including Florence's Hurricane survivors, the first to respond to California fires, Guatemalan volcanoes, Tijuana migrants and millions Puerto Ricans Hurricane Maria.