b"NEWSSternos Chef Smith Helps Feed Hurricane Sterno's ThaddaeusIan VictimsSmith (right) worked with MercyS oon after Hurricane Ian ravaged Floridas Fort Myers area in Chefs to feedSeptember, Thaddaeus Smithexecutive chef and director hurricane victimsof communications at Sternotraveled from his Chicago and first responders in the Fort Myershome to Fort Myers to do what he does best: cook. While there, he area (below). worked with Mercy Chefs to feed more than 40,000 meals a day to victims and first responders.We go to where the need is, where the hungry and scared victims are, said Smith. We start cooking before dawn and end after dusk, to provide nutritious hot meals for the residents and responders. We drove into the community with a pickup truck and Sterno bags to pass out meals to peopleoften standing where their homes used to be. Driving down these streets with homes on either side destroyed with peoples belongings piled in front of them inspires you to spend hours in the mobile kitchens getting a hearty meal into their hands.Chef Smith has been working with humanitarian relief organization Mercy Chefs since the 2013 tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. Sterno became an official partner of Mercy Chefs in 2017. For more information, visit mercychefs.com and sterno.com.8 CATERING, FOODSERVICE & EVENTS cfe-news.com"