Deployments Since 2011

Combining our skills as competition cooks, caterers and chefs to provide meals to those affected and first responders of disasters in the United States. Since 2011 our volunteers and teams have deployed for over 199 days in 21 states after 34 disasters.

  • When a disaster strikes, we evaluate multiple factors: size, destruction, people affected and services affected.  Based on what we learn, we determine whether or not to deploy and the estimated size, duration and needs.  At that time, notifications go out to our volunteers and state leads and we begin executing our standard operating procedures.
  • Operation BBQ Relief is surrounded by an incredible group of volunteers and supporters across the country who spring into action when disaster relief is needed.
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Deployments 2011 – 2017

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Gatlinburg, Tennesee (Fire) / 13,400 Meals over 3 Days

A fire in Great Smoky Mountain National Park spread to the neighboring communities, killing 14 people, destroying more than 2,000 homes and businesses and forcing the evacuation of as many as 14,000 visitors and residents. We apologize if…

Fayetteville and Lumberton, North Carolina (Hurricane) / 118,700 Meals over 8 Days

Hurricane Matthew hit North Carolina in October 2016 leaving over $6 billion in damage and 28 people dead in the State. We apologize if you or your company is not listed. Things can get crazy during a deployment, and we do the best we can…

Hammond and Baton Rouge, Lousiana (Flooding) / 313,587 Meals over 13 Days

We apologize if you or your company is not listed. Things can get crazy during a deployment, and we do the best we can to keep track of all the great volunteers and businesses who help make OBR happen.  If you or your company is not listed,…

Eureka, Kansas (Tornado) / 1700 Meals over 3 Days

We apologize if you or your company is not listed. Things can get crazy during a deployment, and we do the best we can to keep track of all the great volunteers and businesses who help make OBR happen.  If you or your company is not listed,…

Charleston and White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia (Flooding) / 30,657 Meals over 8 Days

We apologize if you or your company is not listed. Things can get crazy during a deployment, and we do the best we can to keep track of all the great volunteers and businesses who help make OBR happen.  If you or your company is not listed,…

Monroe, West Monroe and Shreveport, LA (Flooding) / 58,530 Meals in 9 Days

We apologize if you or your company is not listed. Things can get crazy during a deployment, and we do the best we can to keep track of all the great volunteers and businesses who help make OBR happen.  If you or your company is not listed,…

St. Louis, Missouri (Flooding) / 300 Meals in 1 Day

We apologize if you or your company is not listed. Things can get crazy during a deployment, and we do the best we can to keep track of all the great volunteers and businesses who help make OBR happen.  If you or your company is not listed,…

Rowlett and Garland, TX (Tornado) / 33,968 Meals in 7 Days

Nine tornadoes confirmed; storms leave 11 dead, and hundreds without homes. We apologize if you or your company is not listed. Things can get crazy during a deployment, and we do the best we can to keep track of all the great volunteers and…