Earlier this month we received a message through our Facebook page...
A woman who lives outside of Panama City was letting us know that a family in her community with seven children was in desperate need of help. They didn't have a vehicle and she asked if there was any way Mercy Chefs could get them some food, even though they were about a 25-minute drive away from our base of operations.
After speaking with her for a little while, our team learned that this woman's family also was in need of help and also didn't have a car. Within a day, our team made sure both these large families had the groceries they needed.
+ + Word spread and the need grew
Then something happened that occurs all the time now with our teams. As word spread, these deliveries quickly turned into five more -- for elderly shut-ins and other hurting families in that community.
This same story is taking place again and again across the country as Mercy Chefs continues to reach out to struggling families during what has become one of the most serious economic crises we have ever seen in our lifetimes. And for each new family we reach, we learn of more who need help.
July is typically a difficult month financially for Mercy Chefs, even more so this year since we'll provide HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of meals before this month is over. So far this month, our funding is not keeping up with the demand.
I'm turning to friends like you for help.
Would you prayerfully consider making a tax-deductible contribution of $30, $50, $100 or more today to help us provide the meals we have scheduled over the next several days? Go here to make your tax-deductible gift directly to Mercy Chefs:
Because we are leveraging resources like never before, your gift will help us reach even more people:
- $30 helps feed 60 PEOPLE during this crisis
- $50 helps feed 100 PEOPLE
- $75 helps feed 150 PEOPLE
- $100 helps feed 200 PEOPLE
Thanks in advance, and God bless!
Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs
P.S. These photos were taken in the community that we recently reached. There are so many people who are struggling right now. Please help Mercy Chefs provide a lifeline of hope through a meal and nutritious food that is making a real difference right now in so many lives. Go here:
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