Deployments Since 2011

Combining our skills as competition cooks, caterers and chefs to provide meals to those affected and first responders of disasters in the United States. Since 2011 our volunteers and teams have deployed for 394 days in 26 states after 66 disasters.

  • When a disaster strikes, we evaluate multiple factors: size, destruction, people affected and services affected.  Based on what we learn, we determine whether or not to deploy and the estimated size, duration and needs.  At that time, notifications go out to our volunteers and state leads and we begin executing our standard operating procedures.
  • Operation BBQ Relief is surrounded by an incredible group of volunteers and supporters across the country who spring into action when disaster relief is needed.
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Deployments 2011 – 2021

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Houston, Texas (Winter Storm) / 37,000 Meals Over 9 Days

Operation BBQ Relief provided 37,000 hot BBQ meals in response to Winter Storm Uri in Houston. The historic winter storm broke pipes and left hundred of thousands of residents without power and water access. Meals were delivered to seniors and…

Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina (Tornado) / 1,650 Meals Over 4 Days

Operation BBQ Relief shared the healing power of BBQ in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina following a devastating tornado that left several homes destroyed and caused power lines to be down.

Kansas City, Kansas (ORR) / 7,452 Meals Over 50 Days

Through the Operation Restaurant Relief program, we teamed up with Wilma's Good Food to provide meals to veterans experiencing homelessness at Hope Faith in Kansas City. Veterans are served meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Nashville, Tennessee (Explosion) / 310 Meals Over 5 Days

Through the Operation Restaurant Relief program, we teamed up with Peg Leg Porker to provide BBQ meals to first responders and volunteers cleaning up the blast zone in Nashville following the explosion in downtown Nashville on December 25, …

Lake Charles, Louisiana (Hurricane) / 32,795 Meals Over 7 Days

Hurricane Delta made landfall on Friday, October 9, with top winds of 100 mph. Hurricane Delta moved over Lake Charles, where Hurricane Laura damaged nearly every home and building in late August. While Delta was a weaker storm than Category…

Ashland, Oregon (Wildfire) / 4,990 Meals Over 11 Days

Operation BBQ Relief provided meals from local restaurants for evacuees affected by the Oregon wildfires.  The meals provide hope and comfort for many families that have lost everything.

Orange Beach, Alabama (Hurricane) / 63,655 Meals Over 7 Days

On September 16, Hurricane Sally made landfall in Alabama. There was widespread wind damage, storm surge flooding, and over 20 inches of rainfall.

Cantonment, Florida (Hurricane) / 500 Meals Over 1 Day

Hurricane Sally was a very destructive Atlantic hurricane. Heavy rainfall and storm surge flooding caused major damage.