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

Mar 23, 2019 | Deployments

During the second week of March in 2019, historic flooding along the east bank of the Pecatonica River forced many residents from their homes. The Stephenson County Emergency Manager reached out to Operation BBQ Relief for help. Thank you to The Salvation Army of Freeport for their generosity in providing a hot breakfast to the volunteers each morning, the use of their kitchen and refrigeration facilities, and for ensuring distribution of the One Hot Meal That Matters!


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Operation BBQ Relief relies solely on volunteers like you. Whether you are a competition BBQ team, caterer, restaurateur or simply an individual or group wanting to help when disaster strikes, we want you to be a part of this rewarding experience in helping people.