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, our team has formed four branches of service: Urban Outreach, Disaster Relief, Permanent Kitchens and Clean Water. When we aren’t responding to a crisis situation, our team is busy working on our other service initiatives.

urban outreach

We provide nutritionally rich meals in low income communities and among homeless populations within the United States. We host summer feeding programs, bi-weekly meal services, events designed to unify at-risk communities, holiday meals and our annual 17 Days of Christmas event.

We work diligently to help create a measure of stability within the populations, who do not know from where their next meal will come.

Dallas, Texas | Baltimore, Maryland | Norfolk, Virginia | New York, New York

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 enable our team to bring relief even in the most inopportune of circumstances.

Texas | Oklahoma | Arkansas | Louisiana | Mississippi | Virginia | Maryland | New York | California

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 establish custom built kitchens in places with ongoing, long term need. Together with our sponsors, we provide the needed equipment and tools for mass meal preparation. Our team then trains locals to staff and maintain food service operations for their community. Once a local staff is equipped to carry on operations independently, Mercy Chefs turns the kitchen over to the community.

Delmas, Haiti | Chambrun, Haiti | McAllen, Texas

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 potable water for an entire village. Every straw distributed is able to provide a six-month supply of clean drinking water for an individual. Together, we have provided over forty thousand people with access to clean water.

Haiti | Phillipines | Nepal | Iraq | Jordan | Syria

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.