KHARKIV, Ukraine - A restaurant in Ukraine that was partnering with D.C. based World Central Kitchen has been hit by a missile, according to the organization's CEO.
Nate Mook posted a video on Twitter saying that the restaurant located in Kharkiv was struck by a missile Saturday. The restaurant was partnered with WCK to help prepare food for those in need in Ukraine. According to the post, four staff members from the restaurant were hurt. Mook posted an update on Sunday saying that the injured staff are doing well. He also added that the WCK team will continue its work delivering food to Ukrainians in need, despite the strike.
World Central Kitchen's founder, Jose Andreas, also commented on the strike. He wrote on Twitter that he is thankful only four people were hurt, and he is praying for the victims. He also called out Russian forces in his Tweet for, what he says, are attacks on civilian buildings, such as markets, churches, and schools.
According to its website, the World Central Kitchen has been feeding people in Ukraine since the Russian invasion on February 24. The D.C. based organization says it is serving round-the-clock dishes at eight border crossings across the country. It is also supporting local restaurants that are preparing meals for Ukrainians with no access to food.
To learn more about the organization's efforts in Ukraine, visit the World Central Kitchen website.