In order to accomplish our mission, we use state-of-the art mobile kitchens and organizational resources that stand ready for a rapid response deployment to multiple locations. Serving victims, first responders and volunteers is at the core of Mercy Chefs’ calling to show God’s compassion and hospitality.
We train church-based volunteer groups, engage Christian hospitality industry professionals as Mercy Chefs, and use our strategic alliances with supporting government and non-government agencies to feed those in need.
Having well-established partnerships with other faith-based and government organizations allows our expertise in professional food services to have a stronger response. We can then provide immediate food service relief to devastated communities.
“Mercy Chefs has the biggest heart for people,” Pastor Little, Tuscaloosa COG
Mercy Chef’s Beginnings
R. Gary LeBlanc was leading a team of responders in the days after Hurricane Katrina, and the vision for Mercy Chefs was born. The call to feed people and share the Love of Christ led him to provide a service that would be dedicated to offering high quality and professionally prepared meals to victims, volunteers and first responders.
There is something about a shared meal that brings people together. When we hand someone who has lost everything a hot meal, it blesses us. To see them take a moment of pause…mentally, emotionally and physically…and eat a delicious meal in the midst of devastation, we feel that we’ve made a difference that day. – R. Gary LeBlanc
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 have highly skilled Mercy chefs in Virginia, Wisconsin, Texas, Georgia, Oklahoma, North Carolina and Arizona. We have volunteers in these and many more states and are always expanding our base of volunteer chefs, cooks, industry professionals and helpers. Mercy Chefs is donor based 501(c)3 organization.