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2020

Operation BBQ Relief feeds family, first responders affected by natural disasters, September 2020

Operation BBQ Relief’s deployment supported by Prairie Fresh pork, September 2020

Volunteer barbecue chefs in Louisiana are feeding hundreds of thousands of people affected by Hurricane Laura, September 2020

Operation BBQ Relief: Area churches team up to provide hot meals to Ouachita Parish, September 2020

Local relief group helps those effected by Hurricane Laura, September 2020

Operation BBQ Relief Celebrates 8 Millionth Meal, August 2020

Operation BBQ Relief ready to help in the recovery, August 2020

Operation BBQ Relief providing derecho support with thousands of hot meals, August 2020

Operation BBQ Relief teams up with Kurt Warner and Zach Johnson to Support Those Affected by the Midwest Derecho, August 2020

National BBQ group serves up meals after Cedar Rapids storm, August 2020

Hot meals to be served at over 10 locations in the Cedar Rapids area from Operation BBQ Relief, August 2020

Operation BBQ Relief to provide meals to community members in need, August 2020

Meals provided twice a day through Operation BBQ Relief, August 2020

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

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

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

Event in Reading celebrates hunger relief milestones, June 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Operation BBQ Relief serves 5,000 meals to health care workers – May 2020

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

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

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

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

Bootleggers provides 13,321 free meals, May 2020

Operation BBQ Relief expands latest effort to feed communities in need during COVID-19 crisis – May 2020

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

SC Army National Guard, nonprofit help hand out student meals in Horry County – April 2020

Operation Barbecue Rescue Helping Feed Toms River Needy – April 2020

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

Salvation Army and Operation BBQ team up to help those in need – April 2020

Operation BBQ Relief provides meals for homeless during COVID-19 pandemic – April 2020

A partnership between Dignity Health, Sonder and Operation Barbecue Relief to feed thousands in need – April 2020

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

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

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

Operation BBQ Relief To Serve 500 Meals – April 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 2020

How Food Organizations Are Helping Their Communities Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic – April 2020

Operation BBQ Relief, Plowboys have served 30,000 meals to those in need during COVID-19 pandemic – April 2020

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

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

Stronger together: Partnering up during the COVID-19 pandemic – April 2020

Operation BBQ Relief and Plowboys Barbeque Partner to Provide Up to 2,500 Meals Each Day in Kansas City – April 2020

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

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

Operation BBQ Relief: Charity feeds homeless, first responders, employs restaurant workers – March 2020

Operation BBQ Relief hitting the streets of KC to help the homeless while supporting local business – March 2020

Operation BBQ Relief Responds to COVID-19 – March 2020

Operation BBQ Relief offers support in Nashville – March 2020

Operation BBQ Relief headed to Nashville to feed people affected by tornado – March 2020

Operation BBQ Relief heads to Nashville to support families, first responders impacted by tornado – March 2020

Operation BBQ Relief Deploys to Nashville – March 2020

Defending cook-off champs more than a competition team – February 2020

Operation BBQ Relief Returns to Florida for The Players Tailgate Party by Bullseye Event Group and Hosted by Guy Fieri – January 2020

Retired Green Beret amputee from Land O’ Lakes to run two Disney marathons in one weekend – January 2020

2019

CNN Heroes: Operation BBQ Relief deploys for Bahamas – September 2019

Miss Montana gets to work ferrying relief supplies to Bahamas – September 2019

Operation BBQ Relief flies meals to Dorian-ravaged Bahamas aboard restored WWII plane – September

Operation BBQ Relief to serve 3 millionth meal serving hot meal  to those in need in the Bahamas – September 2019

Operation BBQ Relief flies meals to Dorian-ravaged Bahamas aboard restored WWII plane – September 2019

South Florida parishioners, volunteers cook BBQ meals for displaced Hurricane Dorian survivors – September 2019

The Mother Load Podcast – The Healing Power of BBQ – September 2019

Mid-South groups providing relief after Hurricane Dorian – September 2019

Operation BBQ Relief to provide meals for those affected by Hurricane Dorian – September 2019

Operation BBQ Relief ready to help Hurricane Dorian victims – September 2019

Kansas City Marathon monthly podcast – September 2019

When Natural Disasters Strike, Operation BBQ Swoops In With Relief — And Ribs – July 2019

Tips for your Fourth of July BBQ – June 2019

‘Operation BBQ Relief’ feeds competitors at the Warrior Games – June 2019

Wounded warrior Jay Collins completes cross-country charity barbecue tour – June 2019

Operation BBQ Relief serves up meals to first responders and military members – June 2019

Wounded warrior making way to Tampa one step at a time – June 2019

Operation BBQ Relief feeding Green Country flood victims – June 2019

Operation BBQ Relief serves hope to the community – June 2019

Operation BBQ Relief feeds hundreds of service members, first responders – June 2019

Wounded veteran makes cross-country trip to serve BBQ to thousands – June 2019

Volunteers feed tornado victims, bring hope in Linwood – June 2019

Operation BBQ Relief to travel to Dayton, Ohio – May 2019

Veteran leads group feeding thousands of homeless and first responders in Houston – May 2019

Wounded warrior’s ‘Breaking Bread Tour’ now halfway to Tampa – May 2019

‘Operation: BBQ Relief’ makes a stop in San Antonio to feed 10,000 service members – May 2019

Amputee veteran traveling across U.S. to raise help for disaster relief organization – May 2019

Wounded Warrior serves 10,000 meals to Fort Bliss soldiers – May 2019

Cookbooks Heat Up Barbecue Interest – May 2019

Operation BBQ Relief serves comfort with a side of sauce – May 2019

Stan Hays and Operation BBQ Relief…Always Serving, On The Road and Ready for The SmokeDown at Chicagoland! – May 2019

Wounded Warrior serves 10,000 meals to Fort Bliss soldiers – May 2019

Warrior takes cross-country trek to help feed disaster victims – April 2019

Wounded Warrior to Run Across the Country to Raise Funds and Awareness for Serving Military, First Responders and the Hungry while Providing over 80,000 BBQ Meals – April 2019

Operation BBQ Relief set to feed Freeport flooding victims – March 2019

Operation BBQ Relief heading to Nebraska to serve flooding victims – March 2019

Operation BBQ volunteers bring culinary help to disaster scenes across country – March 2019

Operation BBQ Relief takes top prize at Houston Rodeo cook-off – February 2019

2017

The distressed will not go hungry: Operation BBQ Relief – December 2017

BBQ lovers have teamed up to give back to devastated communities like wildfire-ravaged Santa Rosa, CA – October 2017

Napa Winery and OBR Help Feed First Responders during the Wine Country Fires – October 2017

In Wine Country, chefs leave behind homes to feed fire victims – October 2017

Guy Fieri fires up the grill for Santa Rosa fire evacuees and first responders – October 2017

KC’s Operation BBQ Relief that takes meals to disaster areas honored as CNN Hero – September 2017

When disaster strikes, they bring the barbecue – September 2017

Operation BBQ Relief Serves 125,000 Meals After Hurricane Irma – September 2017

Operation BBQ Relief: ‘Thank Q FedEx’ for carrying tons of food to Hurricane Irma victims – September 2017

Bear’s Owner Helping Hurricane Victims As Part Of Operation BBQ – September 2017

Aid workers, doctors, good Samaritans lend helping hand to Irma-ravaged Keys – September 2017

Operation Airdrop: Pilots carry supplies to Florida areas ravaged by Irma – September 2017

‘Thank Q’: FedEx airlifts barbecue to Irma victims in Florida Keys – September 2017

Humanitarians — with barbecue — descend upon a grateful Florida – September 2017

After Hurricane Irma, group handing out bulk BBQ at Germain Arena – September 2017

Bear’s Owner Helping Hurricane Victims As Part Of Operation BBQ – September 2017

Operation BBQ Relief feeds thousands in SWFL – September 2017

Siouxlanders deserve praise for hurricane relief efforts – September 2017

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