Sunday, 30 April 2017 21:05

Professional Chefs Serving Up Hot Meals in Canton, TX

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PORTSMOUTH, VA, May 1, 2017 | | – Mercy Chefs, a Virginia based non-profit, disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization has deployed their team of professional chefs to feed victims, first responders and volunteers in Canton, Texas.

Saturday, four tornadoes tore through the small town of 3,500 leaving a path of destruction fifteen miles wide across of a swath nearly thirty-five miles. While the tornadoes were still on the ground, Mercy Chefs announced an immediate deployment from their Oklahoma base. Early Sunday, the team hit the road, and by 5:00PM CST, just twenty-three hours after the first tornado touched down, they were onsite in Canton serving dinner.

Mercy Chefs 4Mercy Chefs’ mobile kitchen is stationed at First Methodist Church’s Life Center located at:600 South Buffalo Canton, TX 75103. Those residents and first responders who are able to reach the site are invited to pick up lunch and dinner here. Mercy Chefs will also be making deliveries as they are able and will be sending meals to support emergency management, as well as, additional shelters.

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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 and partners with existing ministries with food service in underserved communities around the country. 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.

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