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Mercy I on the road to feed people body and soul.  Mercy I was the first mobile kitchen in the Mercy Chefs fleet. It was commissioned in 2007.

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Gary and Ann LeBlanc, Co-Founders of Mercy Chefs, cooking up a feast on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

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The American spirit doesn’t waver in time of disaster.  The people of Moore, Oklahoma lost 7 school aged children to an EF5 tornado.

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Chef prepared meals are served with a smile to the victims, responders and volunteers after the plant explosion in West, Texas.

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Volunteers man the kitchen and serve meals from Mercy I after the devastating tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma.

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Mercy III, the newest mobile kitchen commissioned in 2013, has the capacity to serve up to 15,000 meals a day.

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The Weather Channel reporting the recovery efforts in Moore, Oklahoma from the Mercy Chefs distribution site at Southgate Baptist Church.

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Chef Gary Leblanc trains the Haitian staff in Chambrun, Haiti safe kitchen practices and meal preparation standards.

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Mercy Chefs volunteers preparing and plating food for the 200 families that lost their homes in the plant explosion in West, Texas.

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Chef Gary LeBlanc and the Pastors of local churches on the Lower East Side of Manhattan celebrate the recovery of those effected by Super Storm Sandy.

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Mercy III maneuvers through the streets of New York City on it’s maiden voyage to celebrate recovery from Super Storm Sandy.

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About Mercy Chefs

Mercy Chefs is a non-profit, faith based, charitable organization committed to serving high quality professionally prepared meals, during local, state and national disasters and emergencies.

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Feeding Body and & Soul

We are dedicated to exemplifying Christ’s compassion and mercy to any and all that need assistance and relief in times of disaster and devastation. We currently have bases of operation in Virginia, Texas and Alabama.

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Volunteer

We have been so blessed to have so many people volunteer with Mercy Chefs. We don’t always know who is going to show up when we pull in to town, but we always have people who want to help.

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Professional Chefs Deploy to Feed Flood Victims in West Virginia

PORTSMOUTH, VA, June 25, 2016 – Mercy Chefs, a Virginia based non-profit, disaster relief organization is deploying their team of professional chefs to bring relief to victims, volunteers and first responders of the severe flooding in West Virginia. The team is scheduled to arrive on site Saturday with their mobile kitchen and refrigerated trailer.

This flood is being labeled a 1,000-year event with the Elkview River cresting yesterday at a record high of 33.37 feet. Governor Tomblin has officially declared a state of emergency. Already twenty deaths have occurred as a result of this historic flooding. Homes have been washed away completely. Hundreds of residents are stranded, and water rescues are still underway. Thousands more remain without electricity and water.

Mercy Chefs’ kitchen is self-sustaining and can continue operation without the provision of outside power or potable water. The mobile response unit will be stationed at Bethesda Church located at 232 Bob White Lane in White Sulfur Springs serving professionally prepared meals to anyone in need. Meal service will begin with Saturday’s dinner at the earliest and Sunday lunch at the latest.

The situation is constantly evolving. Updates will be posted on Mercy Chefs’ Facebook page.

ABOUT MERCY CHEFS: Mercy Chefs is a 501c3 founded in 2006 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The organization exists to provide professionally prepared, restaurant quality meals to victims, volunteers and first responders in natural disasters and national emergencies. Since its founding, Mercy Chefs has served over one million meals, and in 2015 they received both the Virginia Governor’s Volunteerism Award and the Hampton Roads Volunteer Achievement Award for their service.

CONTACT MERCY CHEFS: Request an Interview Founder and President, Gary LeBlanc is available for video and audio interviews. Phone: 877-746-9322 Ext.700 Email: info@mercychefs.com Web: mercychefs.com

Fresh Drinking Water for Persecuted Iraqis

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We are finalizing a plan that will allow Mercy Chefs to team up with relief volunteers who are working in Iraq to provide critically needed fresh drinking water to thousands of persecuted believers in that country, and I need your help. […]

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  • Mercy Chefs shared Bubba Watson's video.

    This is a video of The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia. Until further notice, the resort is closed. This is just minutes from where we will be stationed later today. The National Weather Service has now declared this to be a one in 1,000 year event. Forty-four of West Virginia's fifty-five counties are in a declared state of emergency. 66,000 residents remain without power. Thousands are also without gas, water or phone service. Over the past twenty-four hours we have watched in sadness as the number of deaths continues to climb. The latest count announced twenty-six dead, including a toddler and young child. Tragically, search and recovery units are still finding homes that must be searched for human remains. Tomorrow we will begin serving 1,000 meals daily for victims, volunteers and first responders in White Sulfur Springs from our base at Bethesda Church. If you would like to join us in bringing relief to West Virginia, please go to http://www.mercychefs.com/donate to make a contribution of any amount. On average, every meal we serve costs just $2.50! For a gift of $100 you can provide forty meals, $50 covers twenty and $25 will feed ten flood victims. If you are nearby and able to volunteer, please complete our form at: http://www.mercychefs.com/volunteer and our volunteer coordinator will be in contact with you. #MercyChefs #DisasterRelief #WestVirginiaFlashFloods