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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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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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Welcome to Mercy Chefs

Welcome and thank you for taking the time to visit Mercy Chef’s redesigned website. We are excited to share with you our mission to feed people body and soul.

Serving victims, first responders and volunteers is at the core of Mercy Chefs’ calling. It’s a calling to show God’s love and compassion by feeding those in need. In 2007, when Mercy Chefs put it’s first mobile kitchen on the road, we had no idea we would be closing in on serving our first millionth meal in seven short years.

As you click through the website, you’ll see the places we’ve been, the faces of those we have served and the incredible Chefs and volunteers that make it possible for us to feed people in their greatest moment of need.


Gary LeBlanc

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We’re on Facebook…

  • Who get's to eat?

    I was asked by someone who has followed us on Facebook, "how do you decide who get's to eat." The question took me by surprise because I never thought of it, as a "decision". The answer would be anyone who is hungry and needs to be fed.  

  • Need some peeps to help unload kitchen equipment Wednesday, July 16th between 10AM and 2PM. Our vehicles and equipment storage is at the Hampton Roads Executive Airport. Located at: 5172 W Military Hwy Chesapeake, VA 23321 Please send us a message if you can help!

  • Hurricane Arthur moved quickly through the Outer Banks of North Carolina and other than flooding in the low lying areas had limited impact. Wishing everyone a Happy 4th of July!

Arkansas Tornado 2014

Mercy Chefs - Arkansas Tornado 2014

May 7, 2014 – Vilonia, Arkansas and Louisville, Mississippi

Getting to be part of getting people through the initial days and weeks of a disaster blesses us to our very core….and telling their stories never gets old. [...]

Mercy Chefs 2013 Recap

Moore, OK Tornado

It’s hard to believe it’s 2014. The days, weeks and months of 2013 went by so quickly. But it’s a new year with renewed hope and excitement of what lies ahead. Our prayer this year is that everyone involved in supporting Mercy Chefs is blessed above and beyond anything they could ever hope for. [...]

Feeding kids in Norfolk…body & soul!

lunch in Norfolk

In our own backyard, Norfolk, Virginia children are hungry. During the summer months many  students who are dependent on school meal programs go without breakfast or lunch. When asked if we would help feed these kids during a  seven week literacy program, we said yes. It’s what we do and who we are….we feeding people body and soul! [...]