I recorded this important update on Mercy Chefs' relief efforts in response to the Maui wildfires:

As we're seeing the folks in West Maui either returning to their homes or sharing houses with friends or family, there is a real grocery shortage in these communities. Many homes have gone from supporting four people to a dozen or more. So while we continue to serve hot meals to wildfire victims, this week Mercy Chefs is beginning the transition to our longer-term recovery efforts through our Family Grocery Box program.

These grocery boxes are packed with everything a family needs to feed themselves -- produce, fruit, canned meat, pasta, rice, sugar, flour and more. Our Family Grocery Box program is part of the very important transition from the first days of the devastating disaster to longer-term-recovery for a community.

Will you help us feed thousands of wildfire victims here in Maui this week through hot meals and our Grocery Box program? Go here to help Maui wildfire victims:

This is a very important stage in disaster relief for a community. The needs this week are still extremely great. Our goal is to help in the best ways possible as the people here try to restore some sense of normalcy to their lives.

Please continue to pray for Maui. Many lost everything and are now living in shelters or with friends or family. For others, their homes survived, but they may be hosting a half dozen others and supplies are still short.

Thank you so much for your prayers and your partnership.

Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs

P.S. We just surpassed 30,000 hot meals served here in Maui. We'll serve thousands more this week and through both hot meal delivery and our Family Grocery Box program. Please help. Go here: