3 July, 2024

C&W Communications partners with World Central Kitchen

Partnership focused on delivering food to communities impacted by Hurricane Beryl

MIAMI, Florida (July 3rd, 2024) – Leading telecoms provider C&W Communications, the operators of Flow, Flow Business, C&W Business and BTC, has partnered with World Central Kitchen to help support communities across the Caribbean.

World Central Kitchen (WCK) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization that provides food relief in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises, and the partnership will focus on delivering food to communities affected by Hurricane Beryl.

Having visited some of the islands impacted by Hurricane Beryl, I understand how vital it is that we act with speed to get food to those most in need in the disaster areas. I know that World Central Kitchen will once again be an excellent partner to help us support our communities,” said Inge Smidts, Chief Executive Officer, C&W Communications.

The Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation is investing US$75,000 to support current initiatives underway to deliver fresh meals in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada, as well as any future expansion to other countries.

The company previously worked with World Central Kitchen following hurricanes Eta and Iota in Central America in 2020, and Dorian in The Bahamas in 2019.

World Central Kitchen is known for its rapid response in delivering meals to people in need, especially during emergencies, and together, we will work to ensure that nutritious meals reach the most vulnerable individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Beryl, said Smidts.

C&W Communications has allocated US$400,000 to help support disaster recovery efforts and will be using the resources to provide necessities and connectivity to those most in need.

Internally, our colleagues are also actively engaged in fundraising efforts, demonstrating the spirit of solidarity that defines us. This is a time for unity and resilience, and together, as one Caribbean family, we will overcome this adversity, added Smidts.

Beryl roared across the Caribbean Sea after bringing devastation to the Windward Islands as it made landfall on Carriacou as a Category 4 storm with 150mph sustained winds. It is the strongest known hurricane to pass through the Grenadines, according to data from NOAA that goes back to 1851.


About C&W Communications

C&W is a full-service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony, and mobile services to consumers in more than twenty markets. Through its business division, C&W provides data centre hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers.

Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.

About World Central Kitchen

Founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen (WCK) is a nonprofit organization that is first to the frontlines providing fresh meals in response to crises. Applying its model of quick action, leveraging local resources, and adapting in real time, WCK has served more than 400 million nourishing meals around the world.

When disaster strikes, WCK’s Relief Team mobilizes with the urgency of now to start cooking and serving meals to people in need. By partnering with organizations on the ground and activating a network of local restaurants, food trucks, or emergency kitchens, WCK serves comforting meals to survivors of disasters quickly and effectively. To support regional economies, WCK prioritizes purchasing local ingredients to cook with or distribute directly to families in need. Learn more at wck.org.

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