Sterno Products Joins Forces with Mercy Chefs to Help Communities Recover from Disasters
Corona, CA, Feb. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CORONA, CA -- February 21, 2017 – Sterno Products, the leading manufacturer and marketer of portable food warming fuels and creative table lighting solutions for the hospitality and consumer industries, has joined forces with Mercy Chefs as an official philanthropic partner to help communities across the country respond to and recover from natural disasters and national emergencies. Mercy Chefs provides professionally prepared, restaurant quality meals for victims, volunteers and first responders in the aftermath of hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes, earthquakes, wildfires, and non-nature related emergencies.
While Mercy Chefs’ primary focus remains disaster relief, the mission has evolved to utilize available equipment, resources, skills and volunteers to meet additional humanitarian initiatives including urban outreach, clean water, and permanent kitchens and pantries.
To date, with the help of over 4,200 volunteers, Mercy Chefs has served over 1.5 million meals, and brought aide to twenty states and seven nations.
“We are thrilled to have the support of Sterno Products. Corporate partnerships like this make Mercy Chefs’ work possible,” said Gary LeBlanc, Founder and President of Mercy Chefs. “Sterno’s monetary contribution, as well as their pledge of supplies and culinary production support will go a long way toward making extremely difficult conditions much more bearable.”
Known globally as the leading manufacturer and marketer of portable food warming fuels and creative table lighting solutions for the hospitality and consumer markets, Sterno Products has a long history of philanthropic partnerships and community involvement.
“It would be difficult to find a better partner than Mercy Chefs,” said Don Hinshaw, President and CEO of Sterno Products. “We are eager to help them fulfill their mission of bringing comfort to those in need.”
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About Mercy Chefs
Founded in 2006 by Chef Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs is a faith-based, non-profit disaster relief organization. Their mission is to serve professionally prepared meals for victims, volunteers and first responders in national emergencies and natural disasters. Mercy Chefs is based in Chesapeake, VA. To learn more, donate, and/or volunteer visit MercyChefs.com.
About Sterno Products
Headquartered in Corona, California, Sterno Products is the leading manufacturer and marketer of portable food warming fuels and creative table lighting solutions for the hospitality and consumer industries. The product line includes wick and gel chafing fuels, butane stoves and accessories, liquid and traditional wax candles, catering equipment and lamps. For over 100 years, the iconic “Sterno” brand has been synonymous with quality canned heat. The heritage of reliability and innovation continues today, as Sterno Products continues to bring to market new products that give foodservice industry professionals and consumers greater control over food quality and décor. Sterno Products is a subsidiary of Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE: CODI).
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