The Mercy Chefs team, under the direction of President Gary LeBlanc, is responding to an invitation by Mayor Andrew Hardwick to relocate a mobile kitchen to feed those still housed in Freeport's emergency shelters. Freeport is in Nassau county of Long Island. It is one of the many low areas that were devastated by super storm Sandy.
Refuge Apostolic Church of Christ is hosting the Mercy Chefs kitchen and teams as part of their community outreach and response to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Rev. Tina Baker stated, "We asked ourselves, how do we feed these families who have lost everything. How do we give them the gift of a Thanksgiving meal? And then Mercy Chefs called and offered to come to our community over Thanksgiving week. It's a gift, It's a blessing!"