Operation BBQ preparing to head to Hurricane Irma disaster zone

Posted at 1:21 PM, Sep 08, 2017

Pleasant Hill, Mo. - Local nonprofit Operation BBQ Relief is making plans to head to areas hit by Hurricane Irma right after it passes. 

Operation BBQ Relief goes to areas affected by natural disasters and serves freshly cooked barbecue to first responders and victims. 

They are currently still in the Houston area, two weeks after Hurricane Harvey took more than 70 lives and destroyed thousands of homes. 

The organization has broken records in Houston. 

Wednesday they served 55,575 meals. That's the largest single day output they have ever done. 

As of Thursday, they had served more than 303,000 meals in Houston. 

Operation BBQ plans to stay in Houston, but it is now looking for a staging area in Hurricane Irma's path. 

The area must have power, back-up power, a kitchen, facilities to house volunteers, showers and plenty of room outside for semis and smokers. 

Operation BBQ Relief is taking donations. They need full size foil pans and lids, and mass amounts of canned vegetables. 

They are also always looking for volunteers.