"Seaboard Foods is committed to serving the communities in which we operate, and this partnership with Operation BBQ Relief is an extension of that," said Terry Holton, Seaboard Foods president and chief executive officer. "We are proud to partner with an organization that has such a positive influence on those who face the unthinkable. After several years of donating to the organization, we are excited to increase our donations to support the great work of OBR and its nationwide network of volunteers who provide hot, delicious meals to those in need following natural disasters."
In addition to the pork products for relief efforts that Seaboard Foods is committing to as the group's premier pork supplier, Seaboard Foods has also agreed to provide pork products for OBR fundraisers and Day of Giving events. Previously, Seaboard Foods became an OBR sponsor in 2015, and in 2016 Seaboard Foods supplied pork for more than 260,000 meals to Operation BBQ Relief.
"Operation BBQ Relief is honored to have a great partner in Seaboard Foods," said Will Cleaver, Operation BBQ Relief co-founder and chief financial officer. "They truly understand what it takes to help others during a disaster. With their support Operation BBQ Relief is able to support individuals and first responders in the affected communities."
Operation BBQ Relief relies on monetary donations and bulk food donations to function. Those interested in donating can visit the OBR website at www.operationbbqrelief.org for more information.
About Seaboard FoodsSeaboard Foods, with headquarters in Shawnee Mission, Kan., produces premium pork products connected every step of the way from before the farm to beyond the plate. The company employs more than 5,000 people in Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Iowa, Missouri and Texas sharing a commitment to feed people with safe, nutritious pork products while contributing to the communities in which Seaboard Foods operates. For more information, visit www.SeaboardFoods.com.
About Operation BBQ Relief® Founded in 2011 in the wake of the devastating tornado in Joplin, Mo., Operation BBQ Relief® has provided approximately 1,200,000 hot barbecue meals during 37 deployments in 21 states. The organization has over 4,000 registered volunteers who travel to hard-hit areas to barbecue and serve food to hungry people. (www.operationbbqrelief.org)
Operation BBQ Relief provides compassion, offers hope and friendship to those whose lives have been affected by disasters across the United States. We leverage our expertise in cooking and catering barbecue meals with our ability to quickly mobilize our teams into any area where disaster disrupts and tears apart the lives of Americans.