I just returned home this week from California and our highly successful wildfire response. The feedback we are receiving from local officials, the Salvation Army and others is almost overwhelming. When Mercy Chefs came into one of the main shelters responding to the Kincade Fire, the entire atmosphere changed. And now Officials want Mercy Chefs more involved in any future disaster response.
We've staged one of our mobile kitchens in California for the remainder of the fire season. Also, I met with state disaster leaders at the shelter we served and they want to further partner with Mercy Chefs in the future.
Why the favor? I believe it's God's blessing on this ministry -- along with our determination to feed "body and soul" with the best possible food served with love and care. For example, one evening for dinner last week we served barbecue chicken, macaroni and cheese, carrots with herbs, a fresh salad with balsamic vinaigrette, and a piece of fresh apple crisp for dessert.Read more
It's hard to describe to you the feeling I have driving through these California communities that are being hit with wildfires again.
This is the fourth consecutive year that Mercy Chefs has responded to the wildfire crisis here. The air is thick with the smell of smoke from the Kincade Fire. Just driving in this region causes one's eyes to burn and throat to hurt. Air quality is very bad and the situation is made worse by the fact that huge sections of the state are without power or facing power outages in the coming days. Hundreds of thousands are under evacuation orders. People are sleeping in their cars. On top of all this, it was unseasonably cold last night.Read more
Mercy Chefs is deploying in response to "unprecedented" CA wildfires and we need your help!
California is being hit with massive wildfires that are being called "historic." Hundreds of shelters and feeding sites are expected to be opened. With massive power outages already impacting the region, Mercy Chefs' mobile kitchen capabilities are invaluable.
We need your help! Just $50 can help support our efforts to provide 20 hot meals, while a donation of $100 feeds 40 victims, volunteers or first responders. If you can contribute $100 or more, please do so now!
As always, your gift is tax-deductible! Please complete the form below to stand with us and help support our relief efforts for California wildfire victims while we continue other efforts.
To support Mercy Chefs by check, simply print this page and mail it with your check to: Mercy Chefs, c/o Grassroots Action, P.O. Box 9095, Chesapeake, VA 23321