I have a personal request.

Some dear friends of Mercy Chefs have stepped forward to help us finish this year strong. They have extended a $50,000 Year-End Matching Challenge Grant that will match -- dollar for dollar -- every gift between now and the end of the year.

This is great news! But that leaves me with a challenge. We must raise $50,000 between now and the end of the year to fully release the Matching Grant.

Can you help me meet this final, critical challenge before the end of this year?

Will you prayerfully consider making your best possible gift to Mercy Chefs to help us meet this $50,000 Year-End Matching Challenge -- knowing that every dollar you give will effectively be doubled until we meet the challenge? Go here to make your tax-deductible gift:

+ + Critical time right now

As you know, 2020 has been a year unlike any other. By far, we have seen more tragedy and hardship than in any year in Mercy Chefs' history. Yet in the midst of all the difficulties, the Lord has opened doors for this ministry to reach over SEVEN MILLION people this year alone -- more than double the total number of meals we had served since our founding.

This month has been no different. Mercy Chefs will serve over 500,000 meals in December alone. But this level of outreach has not been without its challenges. It has stretched our team in every way possible, including financially. There was simply no way we could have budgeted for this level of outreach!

That's why this Year-End Challenge is so vital. Mercy Chefs has critical needs we must meet right now while at the same time we prepare for what the Lord will do through this ministry in the days and weeks to come.

Can I count on your help?

We have just two weeks from today to meet the full amount of the $50,000 Challenge Grant.

Please prayerfully consider how you can help, and thanks in advance.

God bless,

Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs

P.S.  Every dollar you donate will effectively be doubled by this Year-End Challenge Grant. Your gift of $50 will have the impact of $100; $100 will be doubled to $200; $250 becomes $500, and so on. Please help. Go here:

Please note that every gift made online before the end of the year will count toward the Matching Challenge. If you prefer to write a check, your gift must be postmarked by December 31. Go here for mailing instructions.