People of the World…Like you, I am distraught watching Ukraine under attack. We must come together as a force for good! @WCKitchen is on Poland border delivering meals tonight—Romania soon. In addition to your donations…I am committing support from the Bezos award to Ukraine.🇺🇦 pic.twitter.com/ws0EFl8zLd— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) February 25, 2022
Andrés, whose nonprofit works to provide meals during natural disasters, posted a message on Twitter Friday afternoon saying his group was already delivering meals.
"I am distraught watching Ukraine under attack," he wrote. "We must come together as a force for good!"
In a photo posted Sunday morning, cooks were seen preparing fresh meals in Odessa, Ukraine.
Fresh meals coming out of the kitchen in Odessa, Ukraine! WCK is working with Chef Aleksander Yourz & team at Yourz Space Bistro prepping 1,000 plates of pasta & fresh baked bread for residents & those defending the city—they’ll scale up service as they’re able. #ChefsForUkraine pic.twitter.com/zmWXSkwbgD— World Central Kitchen (@WCKitchen) February 27, 2022
First @WCKitchen meals in Odessa Ukraine! This is Chef Aleksander Yourz…his team at Yourz Space Bistro cooked 1,000 meals today for residents stuck in Odessa & Ukrainians defending the city! Only a start—WCK is supporting chefs in many cities to feed the hungry! #ChefsForUkraine pic.twitter.com/7qjLktWnMi— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) February 27, 2022
Scenes from the Ukraine border tonight: This is the busy Medyka pedestrian crossing & Korczowa accommodation center. As families crossed into Poland, the @WCKitchen team served up hot chicken stew, soup, tea & apple pie! THANK YOU for making this work possible 🙏 #ChefsForUkraine pic.twitter.com/mgCh38jdac— Nate Mook (@natemook) February 27, 2022
The U.N. refugee agency said Sunday about 368,000 people have fled the country, many into bordering nations like Romania, Poland, Hungary, Moldova, and Slovakia.
At Romania's Siret border crossing, where thousands of Ukrainians have entered, government workers race to distribute basic amenities donated from all across the country.
Meanwhile, people and businesses are pooling resources to provide the refugees with everything they need.
In Poland's southeast city of Przemysl, just a few kilometers from a border crossing with Ukraine, hundreds of people waited in a parking lot to help refugees who were being bussed in from the border by authorities.
"I am very happy that I have come and I want to thank all the people who are organizing this," a young Ukrainian girl, who had just arrived, said. "This feels really nice that people are waiting for us in your country."
Moldova, which shares a long border with Ukraine, is also seeing a massive influx of refugees. Authorities said that since Thursday, 70,080 Ukrainian citizens have entered the small nation of about 3.5 million.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.