Many families in Uzhhorod, both displaced people and pre-war residents, consist of a mother with children, whose father is away serving in the military. Many displaced families have no kitchen. Most of these mothers are working mothers, who must leave their children home alone while they work. These multicookers are extremely practical: A mother can make porridge (kasha – каша) during the brief period of electricity and it will stay warm all day, so her children will have warm food. America Cares for Ukrainian Children has been providing multicookers to many needy families.