KCBS Cares: The 100KCBS Meals Mission
July 16, 2014
In an effort to help feed the homeless and hungry, our fine friends at The Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS), the world’s largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusiasts with over 15,000 members worldwide, has launched the 100KCBS Meals Mission through which the organization with serve 100,000 BBQ meals over the next 12 months.
By working with and mobilizing BBQ lovers throughout its entire network, from volunteers and teams at sanctioned events, KCBS will be working with Feeding America food banks (and other charities) to subsidize and make this mission possible.
From tornado and other natural relief, to helping in the fight against cancer, Grant and Scholarship programs, KCBS seeks to not only celebrate BBQ, but benefit people from all walks of life and make our world a better place to live including this most recent initiative.
How it works:
- Over 400 KCBS sanctioned events in the United States, coast to coast/border to border, are eligible to participate.
- KCBS will be providing Boston pork butts for each participating event to distribute to teams to cook. Every team is encouraged to purchase and prepare extra meat during the competition or donate non-perishable items.
- Event directors will coordinate a handoff to the local Feeding America food bank or other charity, who will then distribute the food through their network
- The program will begin on May 1 in conjunction with National BBQ Month and runs from May 1, 2014 through April 30, 2015
- All events are encouraged to sign-up and collect non-perishable items to contribute to the 100KCBS Meals Mission
In total, over 3200 pork butts, or over 25,000 pounds of cooked pork, will be donated by KCBS to create 100,000 meals. To learn more or to get involved, please visit http://www.kcbs.us/100k-meals.php.
- Clint Cantwell, Grilling.com Editor