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Goodman, Missouri (Tornado) / 1557 Meals over 4 Days

An EF2-rated tornado hit Goodman, MO, on the evening of April 4, 2017. The storm packed winds peaking around 120 mph, knocking out power and damaging the school, fire station, and many homes and businesses.

Operation BBQ Relief volunteers arrived on April 6, after local authorities re-opened the town to non-residents, preparing hot BBQ meals that the Salvation Army distributed throughout the community using a mobile canteen.

Did You Know? Statistics

Since May 2011, Operation BBQ Relief volunteers have been deployed for 220 days, to 40 disasters in 22 states and have served 1,200,474 hot BBQ meals to those in need.

To serve almost 1.2 million meals it takes approximately:

  • 515,000 pounds of raw pork
  • 65,000 number #10 can of vegetables for sides
  • 75,000 – packages of hamburger buns
  • 50,000 full sized aluminum pans
  • 40,000 volunteer deployment hours donated to those communities in need