Franklin & Alto, Texas (Tornado) / 1,960 Meals Over 3 Days

On April 13, 2019, OBR was cooking and serving The One Hot Meal That Matters just a few short hours after a tornado hit the towns of Franklin and Alto, Texas. We received a call from the Franklin’s Emergency Manager that help was needed and our volunteers sprang to action. It was a heartfelt experience for many, as Franklin is where our own Chris Huggings grew up. Chris was in charge of logistics for OBR and his first-hand knowledge of the town proved invaluable.

Our volunteers not only loaded hot BBQ meals onto Salvation Army canteen trucks for distribution, but they also took meals out into the community themselves, searching for those without means to get to the canteens.