The Mercy Chefs Way
Something Amazing Happens Over a Shared Meal
The first goal in relief work should be to do no harm. The second goal should be to meet the need.
When people share a meal together, a personal connection is formed on the most basic level, and it serves as a reminder of our shared humanity.
So many of our guests are in shock from traumatic events or suffering from low nutrition due to poverty. We provide them with a nutritious home-cooked meal to help fuel their bodies.
Restoration of Normalcy
For just a moment, our guests can forget about the disruptive events in their lives and be reminded of the small routines that create a sense of normalcy.
Our guests are given the opportunity to enjoy a meal specially prepared for them and served with love.
The compassion shown by our team of professional chefs and volunteers reminds our guests that someone cares for them and brings comfort to their hurting hearts.
Chef Gary & Ann LeBlanc
MEET THE FOUNDERS
Gary knew something more needed to be done, and the idea of serving high-quality, chef-prepared meals in a disaster zone occupied his mind for months afterwards. Soon after, Mercy Chefs was born.
Gary and his wife Ann have been serving side by side for over 16 years since the Lord called them to “feed people; just go feed people.” From disaster zones across the country and around the world to serving people right in their own backyard, Mercy Chefs has already served nearly 25 million meals, with many more to come.