First and foremost, thank you so much for your faithful partnership with Mercy Chefs in the first half of this year! Thanks to you, we have seen this ministry expand to meet critical disaster relief needs and provide ongoing support for those who have faced disaster and hardship.

My team has prepared a special e-newsletter we call SURGE that provides a detailed report on the latest activities here at Mercy Chefs, including a feature on our TWO-MILLIONTH MEAL that was served earlier this year.

Please go here or click on the image to access the latest edition of the SURGE newsletter in a reader-friendly online format.

I am so grateful for your prayers and your financial support. In addition to serving our two-millionth meal, friends like you have helped Mercy Chefs respond to the tornadoes in Alabama, the Haiti kitchen fire, as well as Hurricane Michael -- the "forgotten" storm that has left so many facing long-term difficulties on the Florida Panhandle. Learn more about each of these responses in this issue of SURGE. Plus, meet Jay Bachman, our new Managing Chef in Texas, and try out our Braised Beef Tacos recipe!

Once again, THANK YOU for your partnership with Mercy Chefs, and I hope you enjoy this issue of our SURGE newsletter.

Gary LeBlanc

P.S. Our team is on the Florida Panhandle serving meals to children and their families who are still displaced by Hurricane Michael. If you want to help your fellow Americans who have been caught in the path of this "forgotten" storm, go here to make a tax-deductible gift. And thanks again for your partnership!