Nebraska's Pork Producers & Operation BBQ Relief Reach Out to
LINCOLN - The Nebraska Pork Producers Association is assisting Operation BBQ Relief (www.operationbbqrelief.org) in their effort to provide meals for those affected by the F4 tornado that devastated parts of the Wayne, Nebraska community on October 4, 2013.
Volunteers from Operation BBQ Relief will arrive on Friday to smoke pork shoulder through the night and will begin serving between 11 a.m. and noon on Saturday at the Journey Christian Church, 1110 E 7th St, Wayne. Nebraska’s pork producers are donating 500 pounds of pork shoulder for the barbecue meals. “It’s awesome that Nebraska’s pork producers and others can quickly respond to our neighbors in need,” said Shane Meyer, President of the Nebraska Pork Producers Association. It is estimated that a thousand people will be served.
During 2012, Operation BBQ Relief cooked almost 182,000 meals in 11 states and spent 52 days cooking. Since the first disaster they cooked for in Joplin, MO, Operation BBQ Relief volunteers have served 470,900 meals to victims and first responders. Operation BBQ Relief is a not-for-profit corporation registered in all fifty states and ready to respond to natural disaster emergencies across the United States.