Volunteers make free BBQ for Irma evacuees, give away on I-75

Volunteers give free food to Irma evacuees

As thousands of Hurricane Irma evacuees make their way through Central Georgia, some volunteers in Perry didn't want them to go hungry.

So they whipped up a little "southern hospitality" and handed out free BBQ plates to travelers on interstate 75. 

What began as a small operation, grew into a long assembly line of neighbors, working in tandem to provide hot meals for Irma evacuees.

"It was a spur of the moment thing, the community got together," said one volunteer. 

In less than 30 minutes, the group stuffed nearly 300 boxed meals, complete with pulled pork, baked beans, and mac and cheese.

They say a lot of food and supplies was donated from local businesses and other Central Georgia residents. 

The group piled up the boxes and headed to Interstate 75 to pass out the meals to travelers. 

 

 

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