A few years ago, I would be writing to update you on just one of the following outreaches. But with so many doors opening to provide relief, over the span of about a week your support has been providing meals and hope to people in more than a dozen locations across three very important campaigns.
First, our work in Honduras continues where many families are still devastated, having lost everything. Over the weekend, our partners were able to distribute enough food for about 1,000 meals to grateful families. The need there is still urgent and will require a longer-term commitment to help these struggling communities recover.
We're also helping thousands upon thousands of families here in America who are trying to make ends meet during the ongoing pandemic economic crisis. This week alone, Mercy Chefs, in participation with the U.S.D.A. Farmers to Families program, will distribute thousands of pounds of food to families through 22 distributions across three states and Puerto Rico. Your prayers and financial partnership have helped sustain what has been a lifeline of support for hurting families.
+ + For these kids, the meals you provide make a real difference!
Our outreach in McAllen, Texas, also is continuing to meet an urgent need at our border. We are serving mostly moms and their children who have entered the country legally but are facing difficult conditions. As you know, the situation at the border right now is very difficult, especially for the children. Our team is experiencing in a very tangible way how a hot, chef-prepared meal can transform the environment for kids. During a recent serving of dinner, we fed over 200 children under the age of five in a very confined space. As they received their meals, the kids stopped crying. The chaotic situation almost immediately became calm, controlled and more hopeful.
Your support is making it possible for Mercy Chefs to transform environments and bring hope to desperate situations! This week, we'll provide tangible relief to thousands of people. Simply put, we need YOUR help so we can keep up with the demand and expand to reach even more people.
With our teams reaching out through nearly two dozen distributions this week alone, will you partner with us right now to meet these and other urgent needs? Go here to make your tax-deductible gift:
Thank you so much for your faithful prayers and financial support, and may God bless you richly!
Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs