Operation BBQ Relief has served over 2 million hot barbecue meals to community members and first responders affected by natural disasters. OBR was founded in May 2011 by top competition barbecue pitmasters in response to the devastating tornado in Joplin, Missouri. By combining their skills as cooks, caterers and chefs, OBR deployed and served over 120,000 hot barbecue meals in Joplin over 13 days.
With the help of volunteers and competition barbecue teams, Operation BBQ Relief has served communities in the wake of disasters including Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and the most recent California wildfires. Through compassion, friendship and delicious barbecue meals, OBR has provided hope and much needed resources to communities disrupted by disaster.
OBR has been a DRI DUCK partner since 2015 and continues to be one of our true heroes as an organization. In July 2019, our VP Nicole Parker traveled with OBR to film a new reality series for Amazon Prime called The Social Movement. It is set to release in the summer of 2020 where we will see how Nicole and OBR teamed up to solve the mystery of stopping hurricanes and their destruction.
When you purchase an OBR shirt or cap from DRI DUCK, a portion of proceeds will be donated to Operation BBQ Relief.