More than 1,300 people have been rescued from the flooding in Eastern Kentucky that's killed at least 37. Now the region is in a heat wave — making rescue difficult and putting vulnerable people, many without shelter, water or electricity, at further risk. One of the bright spots in this grim story has been the national response — donations are pouring in, mostly financial.
But for chef Joe Arvin, there was no question about what he'd do. "I feed people," he says. And so he did. He and his wife and several volunteers spent 30 hours cooking hundreds of pounds of beef and pork and headed over sometimes barely-passable roads to deliver food, water and supplies.
Lexington, Kentucky-based Arvin has been featured on a variety of cooking shows and competitions and has two Culinary Federation gold medals. He joins Here & Now's Robin Young to talk about the relief efforts in Kentucky.
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This segment aired on August 4, 2022.