In 2017, when she was just 26, Erin Schrode was chosen by super star chef José Andrés to spearhead his #ChefsForPuertoRico initiative being carried out by World Central Kitchen to help feed the island after Hurricane Maria. In this episode of Speaking Broadly, Schrode explains how, with no power, no water and no communications, World Central Kitchen prevailed, and brought nutritious, hot meals to more than 3 million people. Schrode had never run a hunger relief program, but when she got the call from Andrés, she’d already been a citizen activist for 10 years. At age 13, she and her mom launched “Teens Turning Green.” They took on the beauty industry, calling out the products with “dirty” ingredients. At 24, she ran for Congress. Her stories of fierce engagement with an unjust world are moving, and her motto, “I am but one, but I am,” will motivate everyone who listens to this podcast.”

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