609,100 Meals |  145 Days Deployed | 18 States
4,200 Meals per day | Over 2750 Volunteers

The mission of Operation BBQ Relief is to provide compassion and to offer hope and friendship to those whose lives have been affected by disasters across the United States through our expertise in cooking and catering barbecue meals and our ability to quickly mobilize our teams into any area where nature disrupts and tears apart the lives of Americans, to do this Operation BBQ Relief needs your help! Since May of 2011, Operation BBQ Relief has served 575,845 meals, spent 134 days on deployments with the help of over 1200 volunteers. We are excited to launch “IHeartOBR” a tax deductible monthly contribution where you can select the best donation amount for you ($10, $25, $50, $75, $100) to help support Operation BBQ Relief.


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pigapalooza_logo_20152015 Operation BBQ Relief Pig-A-Palooza presented by Adam’s Mark Hotel and CoCo Key Water Resort

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Last year’s party featured 4 whole hogs cooked by Championship BBQ teams from the Memphis BBQ Network, was a huge success! All of the hogs were carved and put on display as they would at a Championship event. It definitely was a sight to see and a great experience for everyone. Again this year our top sponsors will select judges for the 2015 OBR Cup.  But this year there will be 6 whole hogs Those judges will get a behind the scene tour with the chefs, get an up close view of the teams presentations, and get meat right off the pig from the Pitmaster as each one explains their cooking process to the panel. One team will be crowned PIGAPALOOZA 2015 Champion and receive the OBR Cup!

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Why I got involved, Will Cleaver ~ Co-Founder

I went to school in southeast KS at Pitt State University in Pittsburg, KS (about 30 minutes from Joplin)  on the night of the tornado my wife and I were listening  to a police scanner hoping it wasn’t as bad as it sounded on the scanner.  We had a lot of... read more

Why I got involved, Roger Dietrich ~ State Lead

Why I got involved with OBR Back in May of 2012 Tornadoes came thru Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. This was in the infancy of OBR and at the time I was not part of it. I decided to set up in Moscow, Ohio which was pretty much destroyed by the Tornadoes. Not knowing what... read more