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Jacksonville chef raising money to help feed Ukrainians fleeing Russian invasion

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Randy Roguski
World Central Kitchen via The Florida Times-Union
Since Russia began its attack on Ukraine, World Central Kitchen has activated restaurants in Ukraine and four surrounding countries, serving hundreds of thousands of meals to families.

A Jacksonville chef is raising money to help international nonprofit World Central Kitchen feed thousands of Ukrainian refugees forced from their homes by the Russian invasion.

Chef James "Jay" Phelan, owner of J. William Culinary, a catering, private chef and curated culinary adventure service based in Jacksonville, launched the online Facebook fundraiser on March 8.

"I'm committing 10 percent of J. William Culinary's revenue to the relief effort and World Central Kitchen," Phelan told The Florida Times-Union. "I'm also going to the Ukraine/Poland border to help in the effort as soon as I can."

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.