Signal Hill with Stan Hays Interview

Stan Hays is the Co-Founder of Operation BBQ Relief. Named one of CNN's Top 10 Heroes of 2017, he and his team of volunteers have served more than one million meals for victims and first responders of natural disasters such as the 2011 tornado…

Thank You to Yoder Smokers

Thank you to Yoder Smokers for their generous donation of smokers to OBR! Read more about Yoder Smokers at

CNN Heroes Tribute: Stan Hays

Watch the CNN Tribute for Stan Hays and Operation BBQ Relief below.

Did You Know? Statistics

Since May 2011, Operation BBQ Relief volunteers have been deployed for 220 days, to 40 disasters in 22 states and have served 1,200,474 hot BBQ meals to those in need. To serve almost 1.2 million meals it takes approximately: 515,000…

2016 Year in Review

7 Disasters in 6 States In 2016, Operation BBQ Relief deployed to 7 disasters in 6 states.  Approximately 536,874 meals were served over 45 days.  The first deployment of the year in January was in response to flooding in St. Louis. In…