PORTSMOUTH, VA, October 2, 2017 | TruthPR.com | — Mercy Chefs, a Hampton Roads based non-profit, disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization received a visit from President Trump at Calvary Chapel, where they are providing relief in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.

Today, as the team served lunch and provided a distribution of water, groceries and supplies for 300 Puerto Rican refugees, they were greeted by the President, who spoke briefly with the Founder of Mercy Chefs, Gary LeBlanc. President Trump quickly applauded Mercy Chefs’ efforts in Puerto Rico saying, “These are the best cooks in the business.”

Mercy Chefs will continue to provide relief from their station in Guaynabo, feeding displaced residents and providing them with access to clean drinking water from their 300 gallon per hour purification unit. The organization will also begin supporting volunteer rebuilding crews on the island with meal provisions and purified water. To carry out this critical work in Puerto Rico, Mercy Chefs must maintain regular shipments of supplies to the island. To partner with the organization in getting relief to Puerto Rico, go to www.mercychefs.com/donate and make a tax-deductible contribution of any amount.

Mercy Chefs’ Founder and President, Gary LeBlanc will be available to provide updates and interviews from his location in Puerto Rico. Mercy Chefs’ will continue to update their Facebook page with more information, as their work continues.

For more information on Mercy Chefs, please visit www.mercychefs.com


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 1,500,000 meals, and in 2015 they received both the Virginia Governor’s Volunteerism Award and the Hampton Roads Volunteer Achievement Award for their service.