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View Video on Twitter Chef Lou Smith founded Chef Lou’s Army after the pandemic hit to help provide free and nutritious meals to Monmouth and Ocean County families and seniors […]

Chef Lou’s Army Feeding Those in Need Throughout Monmouth County

READ FULL ARTICLE – December 31, 2021 The Journal – Chef Lou’s Army is providing tens of thousands of hot, nutritious meals to families in need. The nonprofit’s mission is […]

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About Chef Lou's Army

Chef Lou’s Army is providing FREE meals to recharge our essential personnel and keep our families nourished.

From first responders to doctors, nurses and hospital staff to grocery store personnel and our communities’ families in need, Chef Lou’s Army (CLA) accepts donations to drive the prep, cook and delivery of thousands of quality ready-to-eat meals and dining materials seven days a week.

  • People and businesses can donate 1 – 100+ meals starting at just $5.00 per meal
  • Chef Lou’s Army fields and processes all meal donations 24×7 through this website
  • General Chef Lou and the Army prep, cook and package a diverse menu of nutritional meals same-day
  • The Army rolls its vehicles filled with FREE, ready-to-eat meals to doorsteps of those essential personnel supporting all of us and to those families who need it most
  • Chef Lou’s Army welcomes donation location requests and is in real-time, active contact with state, county and local governments and businesses of all types and sizes to ensure proper, prioritized distribution of meals

[bt_image_box layout=”layout3″ image=”5075″ title=”Our Mission” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fcheflousarmy.org%2Fmission%2F|title:Learn%20More||”]Mobilize and Deploy nutritional meals to those in need – Families, Essential Front Line workers and other local targets.[/bt_image_box]

[bt_image_box layout=”layout3″ image=”5076″ title=”Founders Vision” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fcheflousarmy.org%2Fleadership%2F|title:Meet%20the%20Founders||”]Our goal is to be resourceful, operate in the darkness of disaster and bring sunlight to those in need and our local hereos.[/bt_image_box]

[bt_image_box layout=”layout3″ image=”4372″ title=”Our History” link=”url:%23|title:See%20How%20it%20Started||”]The 2020 COVID epidemic caused all of us to suddenly pause, quickly adapt and find a way to help our families and the community.[/bt_image_box]

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