Hoboken, Staten Island, Long Beach & Brick, New Jersey (Hurricane Sandy) / 100,200 Meals Over 12 Days

Nov 12, 2012 | Deployments

From October 22 to November 2, 2012, Hurricane Sandy tore through the Northeastern United States. At the time, this was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record. 285 people were killed across seven countries, and the storm left over $75 billion in damages. Operation BBQ Relief teams from the surrounding states set up in Hoboken, Neptune, and Manhattan. At the height of operations, Operation BBQ Relief volunteers were cooking in nine separate locations in New York and New Jersey, teaming up with other organizations such as Mercy Chefs and The BBQ Brethren. During this time, Operation BBQ Relief received generous donations from 40 states and 2 countries.

Joe Saccente, Marc Azzarello, Anthony and Laura Kuka-Valois, NJ National Guard, Nina Schenker, Stephen Engler, Squire Rose Group, Diane Srodin Engler, Natalie Torres, Francesca Guido, Gianna Guido, Natalie Rodriguez, Gianna Scardino, Robert Taylor, Robert Marion

Corporate Support:
Main Street Meats, Sal’s Fruit Tree, Clare Rose Distributors, Long Island Firewood, Babylon Village Meat Market, Thermo-King, NEBS, Seventh St Photography, Meat Company NJ, Local Smoke BBQ, Zafar Produce

BBQ Teams:
Santa Claus, JC’s Barbecue, Blazzin’ Butts, Grill Scouts, Brothers in Smoke, Purple Pork Masters, Cues Your Daddy, Big Barry Q, Mr. Dirts BBQ, Grim Reaper Smokers, Long Island Luau, Out of the Ashes, Baldwin Butt Burners, Buenos Diaz, BBQ Bandit, Smokin’ Irish, Lunchmeat, Ack-Cue, Lazy River BBQ, Dr. Pearls Medicinal Smoke, Chicken Chokers, Guyon Rescue, Three Men and a Baby Back, Tell You What BBQ, Basic BBQ Team, ZBQ, Uncle Jed, Heart Attack, Que and Half Men, Mafia BBQ, Taylor Farms Smokehouse, Jacked Up, Local Smoke, Lakeside, Wilbur’s Revenge, Yabba Dabba Que, The Handsome Devil


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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.