Monday Morning from the Gulf Coast:

The need here is greater than we even thought. We saw long lines of cars as well as walkups throughout the day. I expect that will continue today as we are serving one of the hardest hit areas where many are still without power. 

By the end of the day yesterday, our team had served 4,178 meals, more than doubling our meal distribution from Saturday

Power is not expected to return for several days for the areas we are serving. I know this is an incredibly busy season with the election tomorrow, but I'm reaching out because we need your help to meet the need here.

Can you partner with Mercy Chefs today? Please prayerfully consider sponsoring 10, 20, 40, 50 or even 100 mealsYour gift today would be a great blessing to those still facing serious needs from here in Bay St. Louis all the way to Biloxi. Go here to make your gift directly to Mercy Chefs:

Again, the lines have been long -- much longer than we anticipated. I want to answer the call for help, but we can't do it alone.

Thanks in advance, and God bless,

Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs

P.S. As the rest of the country focuses on tomorrow's election, the people here are focusing on where their next meal will come from and where they can find a blue tarp for their roof before the next rainstorm hits. Please help me meet this need. Go here to sponsor 10, 20, 40, 50 or even 100 meals or more.

Here are a few more pictures from yesterday. Long lines. Grateful people. And wonderful volunteers who are hand-delivering the meals you make possible directly to those in need. Thanks for your partnership with Mercy Chefs!