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Professional Chefs Deploy to Feed Flood Victims in Louisiana

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Portsmouth, VIR, March 13, 2016, | Christian News Service | -– Mercy Chefs, a Virginia based non-profit disaster relief organization, is deploying a team of professional chefs to prepare meals for victims, volunteers and first responders in Monroe, Louisiana. Monday night, their team will arrive on-site with their state-of-the-art mobile kitchen and will begin meal service Tuesday. The chefs are prepared to serve 1,500 meals daily.

Earlier this week, Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency for Louisiana after more than twenty-four inches of rain triggered flash flooding across the state. Rain has continued to fall, and the rivers have continued to rise. Already thousands of residents have been evacuated. Thousands more are without power, and tragically six deaths have occurred due to the extreme flooding.

Mercy Chefs’ mobile kitchen will be stationed at Evangel Assembly located at 5800 Frontage Rd.

Monroe, LA 71202. Beginning Tuesday, residents and first responders are invited to pick up meals here.  Meal times will be posted on the organization’s Facebook page. If the need arises, and as the team is able, Mercy Chefs will coordinate deliveries for victims unable to reach the distribution site.

For more information on Mercy Chefs, please visit


Mercy Chefs is a 501c3 founded in 2006 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The organization exists to provide professionally prepared, restaurant quality meals to victims, volunteers and first responders in natural disasters and national emergencies. Since its founding, Mercy Chefs has served over one million meals, and in 2015 they received both the Virginia Governor’s Volunteerism Award and the Hampton Roads Volunteer Achievement Award for their service.

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