Over 1 Million meals served | 188 Days Deployed | 19 States 5,583 Meals per day | Over 4,000 Volunteers
Operation BBQ Relief was founded in May, 2011 in response to a need for relief efforts in tornado-stricken Joplin, Missouri, a community of about 50,000 residents. Volunteers of competition BBQ teams from eight states answered the need to help feed displaced families, Police, Fire, National Guard and emergency personnel.
Since May of 2011, Operation BBQ Relief has served over 1 Million meals served in 19 states. Our funding comes from fundraisers, online merchandise sales and donations. Join #iamOBR a tax deductible monthly contribution where you can select donation options to help support Operation BBQ Relief. Register to volunteer Make a donation
|Mailing Address: 15514 S McClintock Dr Pleasant Hill, MO 64080 Warehouse Address: 22720 Joe Holt Parkway Peculiar, MO 64078|
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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 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