Thanksgiving 2023

Nov 23, 2023 | Days of Giving, Videos

This Thanksgiving, dedicated Operation BBQ Relief volunteers in North Carolina and Tennessee hosted two Days of Giving events bringing hot meals to nearly 4,000 people! In Hickory, N.C. Scott Jarett, his team, and Hickory Soup Kitchen provided Thanksgiving meals for 2,500 people who otherwise may have gone without. In downtown Memphis, Tenn., John David Wheeler and his team partnered with Westy’s to feed 1,400 meals to the homeless and others facing food insecurity. We are thankful for and proud of our volunteers for serving their communities during the holidays. They are the heart of The Always Serving Project, coordinating Days of Giving events year-round. If you would like to volunteer to make a difference in your community, register to volunteer by visiting or download our “OBR Volunteers” smartphone app.


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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.