Operation BBQ Relief COVID-19 Response News

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Operation BBQ Relief to Provide 6 Millionth Meal at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, May 27, 2020

To Fight Waste and Hunger, Food Banks Start Cooking, NY Times, May 14, 2020

Keeping people fed and restaurants afloat: One CNN Hero’s pandemic response, CNN, May 7, 2020

#WeSeeYouKSHB: Operation BBQ Relief provides free meals to health care workers, Yahoo, May 7, 2020

Stepping Up: How Companies Are Helping First Responders During the Pandemic, ACC Docket, May 1, 2020

How Food Organizations Are Helping Their Communities Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic, People Magazine, April 14, 2020

Operation BBQ Relief serves nearly 10K meals to medical workers, first responders, Fox News, April 1, 2020

Kansas City

Classic Cup to reopen doors in June, partners with Operation BBQ Relief, May 27, 2020

Kansas City Royals partner with Operation BBQ Relief to cook for First Responders, KNSS, May 21, 2020

#WeSeeYouKSHB: Chiefs lineman Mitchell Schwartz takes to kitchen to help others, KSHB, May 21, 2020

Sporting Community Kitchen provides over 30,000 free meals to Kansas Citians in partnership with Operation BBQ Relief, May 21, 2020

‘Que for a cause: Charlie Hustle teaming up to benefit Operation BBQ Relief, May 12, 2020

#WeSeeYouKSHB: Operation BBQ Relief, AT&T give meals to KCKPD, May 8, 2020

#WeSeeYouKSHB: Operation BBQ Relief serves 5,000 meals to health care workers, May 7, 2020

These Volunteer Chefs Fight The ‘Invisible Enemy’ As Only Kansas City Can — With Barbecue, April 7, 2020

Operation BBQ Relief Responds to COVID-19, March 23, 2020

Los Angeles

Operation BBQ Relief serves 6 millionth meal during event at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, May 28, 2020


Operation BBQ Relief help local families receive complete meals in difficult times, July 4, 2020

Salvation Army helps nonprofit give out 7 millionth meal, June 17, 2020

Salvation Army and Operation BBQ Relief announce major milestone, June 17, 2020

Event in Reading celebrates hunger relief milestones, June 17, 2020

Free meals, produce being distributed at Operation BBQ Relief event in Slate Belt, June 16, 2020

Operation BBQ Relief to distribute meals to Allentown families in need at Harrison-Morton Middle School, June 1, 2020

Operation BBQ Relief distributes food to Lehigh Valley residents struggling through coronavirus pandemic, May 21, 2020

Salvation Army to distribute food in Hamburg, Reading Eagle, May 12, 2020

Salvation Army works with barbecue restaurants to feed hungry during coronavirus crisis, April 20, 2020

Gov. Wolf: Emergency SNAP Benefit Distribution to Begin Today, Local Feeding Programs Available, April 16, 2020

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Joins with Operation BBQ Relief & The Salvation Army to provide 720,000 Freshly Prepared, Pre-Packed Meals to Pennsylvanians in Need amid Covid-19 Crisis, April 15, 2020

Operation BBQ Relief Expands Programs to Feed Communities in Need during COVID-19 Crisis, April 8, 2020

Nashville, TN

Operation BBQ Relief Serves Milestone Meal to Nashville’s First Responders, May 27, 2020

Operation BBQ Relief Serves Five Millionth Meal in Nashville, May 19, 2020

South Carolina

School meal program faced COVID-19 shutdown. Here’s how Hilton Head restaurateurs helped, May 12, 2020

West Plains, MO

Bootleggers BBQ surpasses goal of 10K meals in 10 days; partners with Operation BBQ Relief to serve communities, May 6, 2020

Bootleggers provides 13,321 free meals, May 5, 2020

Bakersfield, CA

Operation BBQ Relief, local restaurant provide 35,000 meals to homeless centers and those in need, April 15, 2020

Dignity Health, Operation BBQ Relief begin providing meals to people in need of food due to COVID-19, April 15, 2020

South Carolina

Operation BBQ Relief serves 70,000 meals to Horry County Schools students, May 7, 2020

New Jersey

Toms River’s Pop The Trunk Ready To Feed Those In Need Again, May 15, 2020

Coronavirus in Toms River: residents can get free food, barbecue meals on Friday, May 8, 2020

Free barbecue meals to be distributed in Toms River Friday, April 16, 2020

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