What We Do

Mercy Chefs originated as a disaster relief organization, and this remains our primary focus.

Outside of natural disasters and national emergencies, we recognize a responsibility to utilize our equipment, resources, skills and volunteers to the meet the needs of others. Consequently, when we aren’t responding to a crisis situation, our team is busy working on our other service initiatives.

Community Outreach

We provide nutritionally rich meals in food-insecure communities across the United States. In conjunction with local organizations, we provide meals for summer feeding programs, homeless outreaches, community service events and special holiday events.

This consistent work helps to create a measure of stability within populations where proper nutrition is not guaranteed.

For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘ You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’

Disaster Relief

We provide professionally prepared, restaurant-quality meals for victims, volunteers and first responders in national emergencies and natural disasters. Our team is experienced in bringing relief following hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes, earthquakes, wildfires and national emergencies.

Our mobile kitchens are self-sustaining, able to run in areas without power and capable of purifying their own water. This enables our team to bring relief even in the most inopportune of circumstances.

Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?

Permanent Kitchens

We provide nutritionally rich meals in low-income communities and among homeless populations within the United States. We host summer feeding programs, events designed to unify at-risk communities, holiday meals and our annual. We work diligently to help create a measure of stability within the populations who do not know from where their next meal will come.

Let each of you look not only to his own interests but also to the interests of others.

Clean Water

We deliver and install water purification systems and individual purification straws in international communities where access to potable water is limited or obsolete. Once installed, each system is able to provide safe, drinkable water for an entire village.

Every straw distributed is able to provide a six-month supply of clean drinking water for an individual. Between these two means, we have provided over forty thousand people with access to clean water.

And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is My disciple, truly I tell you, he will never lose his reward.