PORTSMOUTH, Vir., March 17, 2016 | Christian News Service | – Mercy Chefs, a Virginia based non-profit, disaster relief organization is on site in Monroe, Louisiana. Late Sunday, the relief group deployed one of their state of the art mobile kitchens and a refrigerated trailer into the disaster zone. By Tuesday, their team of professional chefs began serving upwards of 1,500 restaurant quality meals daily to victims, first responders and volunteer clean up crews.
Yesterday, the chefs were still finding pockets of people who had yet to receive any aid, many whose homes were totally destroyed or severely damaged by the flooding. Today, Mercy Chefs will prepare an additional 450 meals to meet their need. The organization has also committed to delivering meals to a local motel housing over 300 evacuees.
Mercy Chefs’ mobile kitchen is stationed at Evangel Assembly located at 5800 Frontage Rd.
Monroe, LA 71202. Residents, first responders and volunteers are invited to pick up breakfast, lunch and dinner here. The church has arranged a dining room inside their facility for guests to come and relax while they enjoy their meal. Meal times are posted on the organization’s Facebook page. Mercy Chefs is also diligently working to coordinate as many deliveries as possible for victims unable to reach the distribution site.
For more information on Mercy Chefs, please visit www.mercychefs.com
ABOUT MERCY CHEFS:
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.
CONTACT MERCY CHEFS:
Founder and President, Gary LeBlanc is available for video and audio interviews.