Meghan Markle thanked a group of women who have been helping provide meals in Chicago amid the pandemic with a homemade olive oil lemon cake.
The Duchess of Sussex baked the cake, which was made with lemons from the garden at her Montecito home, for a lunch in partnership with World Central Kitchen in celebration of Women’s History Month and to thank those who have been distributing meals.
World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit founded by chef José Andrés, shared a photo of the cake on social media, where the organisation wrote: “In honour of #WomensHistoryMonth, WCK worked with Archewell, the non-profit created by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, to provide meals & share a message of appreciation & support in Chicago.
“Dessert was a lemon olive oil cake baked by the Duchess – with lemons from her garden!”
In a letter to the women shared along with the cake, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wrote: “We hope you enjoy the offering we baked for you – a small token of thanks, from our home to yours.
“Our hope with this effort is to show that, when we all participate, even the smallest actions can have a ripple effect. Even individual actions can impact the whole of us.”
In a follow-up post, WCK said that, since its Covid-19 response began in Chicago, it has served nearly 500,000 meals, with the organisation acknowledging the help from “YWCA Metropolitan Chicago – which has distributed 60,000 meals with WCK,” and Sarah Weitz, the co-owner of Fat Shallot…