The aid to be sent is material for World Central Kitchen, José Andrés's NGO, to prepare meals for Ukrainians fleeing of the conflict
Correos will debut its Airbus A330 “Milana Bonita” aircraft, which is part of Correos Cargo , to transport more than 40 tons of humanitarian aid to the Rzeszów-Jasionka airport, in southeastern Poland, 90 kilometers from the Ukrainian border. The aid to be sent is material for World Central Kitchen, José Andrés's NGO, to prepare meals for Ukrainian men and women fleeing the conflict. The material to be transported will be large-format industrial kitchen food preparation equipment, isothermal equipment for keeping food hot, logistics material for setting up field kitchens and kitchenware.
The plane mobilized by the company is part of Correos Cargo, the new parcel and merchandise air transport service created to strengthen and be a benchmark for the Latin America-Europe-Asia logistics hub, thus responding to the increase in parcels experienced thanks to the boom in electronic commerce. This project is being carried out by Iberojet, the Ávoris airline, which will allocate Airbus A330 aircraft that will begin operating the Madrid – Hong Kong – Madrid route.
Correos and the José Andrés NGO have been collaborating since 2020 , when in the toughest moments of the pandemic, the company's volunteer staff distributed hundreds of menus to the health workers who were carrying out their work in medicalized hospitals and hotels . Already in December of last year, they worked together to help the island of La Palma in its economic recovery. Through this initiative, palm growers put their products on sale through Correos Market, which will deliver them to any point in Spain and Portugal, highlighting island cuisine and products.
Founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen (WCK) is the first organization to respond to emergencies, offering food during humanitarian, climate and community crises while increasing the resilience of food systems hand in hand with the communities in which it works. . WCK has served more than 60 million fresh meals to people affected by natural disasters and other crises globally.