U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris said on Wednesday (November 25) that working across the aisle with Republicans was a priority for the incoming Biden-Harris administration, but said she had not yet spoken to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.
Harris made the comments the day before the Thanksgiving holiday, as she and her husband, Douglass Emhoff visited D.C. Central Kitchen, a Washington D.C. nonprofit that feeds the needy and provides culinary job training.
Celebrity chef Jose Andres has a long association with the nonprofit and appeared at the event, where Harris greeted D.C. Central Kitchen staff and thanked them for their efforts.
Harris and D.C. Central Kitchen CEO Michael Curtin, Jr. talked about the need to address what they said was a profound crisis in food security, one that has only worsened during the coronavirus crisis.
“I mean, right now in our country, one in six families are describing their children being hungry,” Harris said.
According to its website, DC Central Kitchen had distributed nearly 2.5 million meals to the needy and 1.5 million pounds of groceries since the start of coronavirus pandemic.
Andres is the founder of World Central Kitchen, which provides food in the wake of natural disasters.
Harris and Emhoff also handed out cookies to the D.C. Central Kitchen staff from Dogtag Bakery, a nonprofit bakery that supports U.S. military veterans.
(Production: Ashraf Fahim)