MEDIA ALERT: Oct. 4, 2022
Who: Omaha Steaks, America’s Original Butcher, founded in 1917, is an Omaha, Nebraska-based, fifth-generation, family-owned company
What: Omaha Steaks this week is donating 5,700 portions of protein, including steaks, pork chops, and burgers as well as 2,000 portions of non-perishable protein to Mercy Chefs’ mobile kitchens and professional chefs who will provide hot meals to victims, volunteers, and first responders impacted by Hurricane Ian in Florida. Shelf-stable beef jerky and beef sticks will be donated to meet the needs of volunteers.
Mercy Chefs will use Next Level Church, 11081 Gateway Blvd, Fort Myers, Florida as their operations base. The location will serve as a central hub for meals to be served to victims, volunteers, and first responders.
When: On Thursday, Oct. 6, at 10:00 a.m. the Omaha Steaks warehouse will ready the donation of pallets of steaks and other proteins to be delivered to Mercy Chefs in hard-hit Fort Myer, FL. Todd Simon, Omaha Steaks fifth-generation family owner will be available for an interview.
Where: Omaha Steaks plant, 4400 S 96th Street, Omaha, NE
“Helping feed those affected by natural disasters like these tragic hurricanes in the southeast has been a priority of my family and Omaha Steaks for many years now. Our partnership with Mercy Chefs has ensured that we are ready to go before disaster strikes so we can get hot meals of high-quality proteins where they are needed most, as quickly as possible. The Omaha Steaks team is honored and dedicated to boosting the level of food security for these impacted families – giving them one less thing to worry about as they navigate this crisis,” said Todd Simon, Omaha Steaks fifth-generation family owner.
“I simply don’t have adequate words to describe the appreciation we have to you all for your gifts,” said Mercy Chefs Director William “Bill” Bunce. “Nor the ability to describe the look of amazement and thanks that we see in the eyes of those whom we serve.”
Kathleen Al-Marhoon, APR, Omaha Steaks Director of Public Relations & Corporate Communications
Phone: 402-968-0517 (cell)