West Plains, Missouri (Flood) / 13,300 Meals over 10 Days

When over 10” of rain falls within 48 hours, you’re going to have some flooding. Such was the case in 2017 when historic April 28 th -30 th rainfall caused extensive flooding in West Plains, Missouri, and the surrounding areas.

Our volunteers arrived in West Plains on April 30 to set up our cook site. Bootleggers BBQ restaurant closed to allow employees to tend to their families and homes, so the restaurant gladly allowed us to utilize their kitchen. Meals were then taken to the local fire station for serving and distribution. The flooding spread in the surrounding counties, meaning more people being impacted and a continued need. In fact, we provided hot BBQ meals for 10 days, from May 1st through 10th.