While we wish we could do stories on all our new customers, we just set up a logo for one that we thought many of you would like to hear about.
Mercy Chefs is a non-profit organization formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and committed to serving high-quality professionally prepared meals during disasters and emergencies. As Mercy Chefs founder, R. Gary LeBlanc says, “There is something about a shared meal that brings people together.”
Mercy Chefs currently draws volunteer chefs from Virginia, Wisconsin, Texas, Georgia, Oklahoma, North Carolina and Arizona. They also draw upon local volunteers, non-government and government agencies to help maximize their ability to respond rapidly to any area in need of their help. They now have three mobile kitchens – Mercy I, II and III – available to be deployed in the event of emergencies.
Since April of this year, they’ve helped feed folks in West, Texas following the explosion at the fertilizer plant there, moved on to Grandbury, Texas and then Moore, Oklahoma after tornados struck those towns.
Recently, they took their newest mobile kitchen, Mercy III back to lower Manhattan to reconnect with some of the people they helped feed following Hurrican Sandy. This time, however, it was just for fun, at the Refresh Event hosted by GraceInTheStorm.com.
As we said earlier, Mercy Chefs is a non-profit organization which means they rely entirely on donations to be able to do their work. If you’d like to help support their cause – and find out more about the services they provide – visit their website, mercychefs.com.