Freeport, Illinois (Flood) / 3,681 Meals Over 4 Days

Heavy rain and quick snow melt atop still-frozen ground forced runoff into rivers and creeks across the Midwest during the second week of March. Historic flooding along the east bank of the Pecatonica River (cresting at 16.45′, the highest level since 1975) forced residents from their homes.

Fremont, Nebraska (Flood) / 15,830 Meals Over 18 Days

Heavy rains caused widespread flooding. In Nebraska, flood records have been shattered in 17 places.

Chico, California (Fire) / 5,225 Meals Over 6 Days

The Camp Fire in November 2018 was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history to date.

Tallahassee & Panama City, Florida (Hurricane) / 808,220 Meals Over 30 Days

Hurricane Michael was the third-most intense Atlantic hurricane to make landfall in the contiguous US in terms of pressure. Michael made landfall as a high-end Category 4 hurricane. Hurricane-force wind gusts, heavy rainfall, and higher than normal tides along the gulf coast caused extensive damage.

Wilmington & Hope Mills, North Carolina (Hurricane) / 323,925 Meals Served Over 16 Days

Hurricane Florence caused severe damage in the Carolinas in September 2018, primarily as a result of freshwater flooding. Florence dropped a maximum total of 35.93 inches (913 mm) of rain in Elizabethtown, North Carolina, becoming the wettest tropical cyclone recorded in the Carolinas.

Operation BBQ Relief proudly served it’s 2,000,000 meal during this deployment.

Montrose, Pennsylvania (Flood) / 1,950 Meals Over 3 Days

Multiple days of heavy rain caused flash flooding Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.

Redding, CA (Fire) / 20,553 Meals Over 9 Days

The Carr fire began on July 23, and burned more than 218,000 acres.  It caused evacuations of over 36,000 people in the surrounding communities.

Moro, Oregon (Fire) / 2,000 Meals Over 3 Days

The Substation fire burned approximately 80,000 acres.

Eureka, Kansas (Tornado) / 1,505 Meals Over 2 Days

On Tuesday evening, a tornado ripped through the small town of Eureka, KS for a second time in less than two years. By Wednesday afternoon, Operation BBQ Relief volunteers were on the ground preparing hot BBQ meals for those affected and the first responders helping in the community. The first meals were served within 18 hours of touchdown. Thank you to our dedicated volunteers who were able to respond in record time to help those in need.

Jacksonville | Southside, Alabama (Tornado) / 1,875 Meals Over 4 Days

On March 19, 2018, an EF-3 tornado hit Jacksonville, Alabama, bringing with it winds around 140 mph.