We are now less than four days from a very important year-end DEADLINE for Mercy Chefs.

We have been offered a special $100,000 Year-End Matching Challenge (see below for details), but we must fully match that amount by MIDNIGHT, DECEMBER 31.

If you have already donated, THANK YOU SO MUCH! If not, PLEASE PRAYERFULLY CONSIDER MATCHING OR EXCEEDING YOUR BEST GIFT TO MERCY CHEFS THIS YEAR.

We need the help of every Mercy Chefs friend right now.

Every dollar you donate will be doubled in impact until we meet the challenge. Go here to make your year-end gift to help Mercy Chefs feed more people and see below for more.

Gary

P.S. Gifts donated online or postmarked by December 31 can help reduce your 2023 tax burden. This is a great way to pay less in taxes AND help even more people with practical relief in the form of a hot meal or sustainable food relief. Go here:

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I trust you had a wonderful Christmas with your family! Please see below for the story of two boys and the smiles you helped put on their faces. --Gary

I want you to see the faces of two boys who were blessed by generous friends like you...

Recently, Mercy Chefs was back in Acapulco where a massive hurricane devastated that region. In one of the most affected areas of Acapulco, we set up tables at a distribution site our team had used shortly after the hurricane hit. As word spread about our chef-prepared food, people started arriving in droves from the surrounding area to get a hot, nutritious meal -- including these two boys.

In less than two hours, our team had distributed over 1,000 meals!

+ + The kids break my heart…

Whether a region is ravaged by war, a natural disaster, or hardship, it’s the children who break my heart the most.

I can't escape their faces. They are the most innocent victims of conflict, disaster, and hardship.

These little ones have been torn from their homes by a natural disaster or forced to go to school hungry because of extreme poverty...

+ + I want to do more…

In the coming year, I want to reach even more children and more families with practical help in the form of hot meals and sustainable food relief.

But to do so, we urgently need help right now!

Specifically, I need to raise over a half a million dollars over and above our normal outreach budget before the end of the year

+ + Year-End Matching Challenge DOUBLES your gift

I'm so grateful that some friends of Mercy Chefs have offered a $100,000 Year-End Matching Challenge Grant to bring us closer to our goal.

This is great news and will DOUBLE THE IMPACT of every gift we receive right now until we meet the challenge.

But we must fully match the challenge by December 31!

{{recipient.first_name_or_friend}}, can you help?

Go here to help Mercy Chefs Global reach even more children and hurting families, with every dollar you donate DOUBLED by the Matching Challenge:

Thank you so much for partnering with us, and may God bless you.

Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs

P.S. We will count every gift donated online or by mail postmarked by December 31 towards this Matching Challenge. Go here for mailing instructions or to donate online and have the impact of your gift doubled by this Year-End Matching Challenge: