What We Do
Mercy Chefs originated as a disaster relief organization, and this remains our primary focus.
Disaster Relief & Long-Term Recovery
We respond to natural disasters and national emergencies at a moment’s notice. On deployment, our professional chefs prepare high-quality, hot meals on a mass scale for victims, first responders and volunteers – up to 20,000 meals a day if needed. We aim to be one of the first organizations to arrive following a major weather event and stay as long as needed to meet the needs of a devastated community.
Food Insecurity Response
Making It Happen
Without local churches, our mobile kitchens, and local volunteers, we could not achieve our high aim of feeding up to 20,000 chef-prepared meals a day in disaster zones.
Local churches and Christian organizations become the hub for our emergency deployments and community outreaches. We work in partnership with these organizations to maximize the long term impact of our work and to highlight their existing ministries as a beacon of hope for the community.
Mercy Chefs sets up our mobile kitchen, refrigerated trailer and team of professional chefs on site to plan, prepare and serve restaurant quality meals for the community members in need. Our experience and mass service capabilities increase the work able to be accomplished by our local partners.
Local volunteers come alongside Mercy Chefs and our local ministry partners to help meet the need within their own community. Their service creates a lasting connection between the volunteers, those we serve and our local partners. This connection strengthens the bond within the community and helps volunteers get plugged in to long-term ministries.