"Drive-by Ribbing" helps provide clean water to communities in El Salvador

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's more than a Super Bowl Fest – a team of chefs from ‘Smoking ‘n' Waldo" cooked and handed out hundreds of slabs of ribs to hungry football fans on Sunday all for a good cause.

It's called "Drive-by Ribbing" and it's just what it sounds like. People drive up and pick up their pre-ordered slabs for the big game.

The money raised during the event will go toward providing clean water to two communities in El Salvador.

In just two weeks, parishioners from St. Elizabeth's Church will travel to Central America and bring with them 20 water filters and the knowledge to use them.

Each of the filters will help provide a family with clean water for ten years.  

The chefs had to prepare more than 240 slabs of ribs for the event.

"We had to overcome some obstacles: one being the cold, but we were happy to do it," said Matt Scanlon of the ‘Smoking ‘n' Waldo' fundraising committee. "We really feel good to be giving back."

The slab pick up ran from 6 a.m. to about 5 p.m.

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