Just a quick update for you from here in Louisiana.

Our Mercy Chefs team is hard at work getting ready to serve our first Thanksgiving meals to Hurricane Ida victims. Between now and Thanksgiving Day, we'll serve in the neighborhood of 7,500 complete Thanksgiving dinners.

It's quite an effort... imagine inviting 7,500 people over for Thanksgiving!

+ + Help me bless the children this weekend...

As I've been sharing, each holiday season we look for ways to do something special for the kids. This year is no exception. Over the next six days, our goal is to provide 1,500 families with full Thanksgiving dinners PLUS a $30 gift card so families can purchase gifts for the kids.

As of this morning, we are still far short of our goal of having all those gift cards for the kids fully sponsored by friends like you.

Would you take a few minutes right now to bless hurting families and their children this Thanksgiving? Even if you've already helped, would you sponsor one or two families? Go here to sponsor holiday meals AND gifts for the children:

  • Your gift of $50 will provide a full holiday meal for a family of four PLUS a $30 gift card for Christmas gifts for the children!

  • If you can contribute $100, you'll help sponsor TWO FAMILIES to receive meals and Christmas gifts for the kids.

Our holiday meal outreaches are among my favorites for the entire year, especially because with your help we can put smiles on the faces of children who've been caught in the crossfire of natural disaster or economic devastation.

I'll be sharing more with you about today's efforts, but right now I need every Mercy Chefs friend to partner with us for this special blessing for the kids.

Go here to help me bless the kids, and God bless you in advance!

Gary LeBlanc

P.S. It would be a great blessing if 250 friends stepped forward this weekend to help us bless these families and the children. Will you be one of the 250 who respond TODAY to help me bless the children? Go here: