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Meghan Markle Sent a Homemade Cake to a Charity Kitchen for Women’s History Month

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Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex recently surprised a group of women in Chicago with a homemade cake. To mark Women’s History Month, charitable organization World Central Kitchen (WCK) and the Sussexes’ Archewell Foundation partnered up, leading to the Duchess personally baking the treat. It is said to have been an olive oil cake, made with fresh lemons from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Montecito home garden.

The two also left a note to the women receiving the cake which said, “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.”

Thanking them in return, WCK shared a photo on Twitter of the group of four women with the cake. The tweet read, “In honor 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!”

Founded in 2010, World Central Kitchen is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing meals to areas struck by natural disasters. Since the beginning of the pandemic, WCK has served over 500,00 meals in Chicago.

The Duke and Duchess announced their partnership with WCK last December. The Archewell Foundation and WCK are currently in the works to construct four Community Relief Centers around the world; Commonwealth country of Dominica, Puerto Rico, and two more locations that are yet to be revealed.

The couple previously announced that the Archewell Foundation will be at the forefront of championing a list of charities that deal with issues linked to mental health and racial inequality.

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