Wednesday, June 15, 2016

BBQ Meals Mission At Harley To Battle Hunger

This Saturday June 18, Wisconsin Harley-Davidson in Oconomowoc will host the 4th HOG and STEER BBQ Competition and Festival, an event in the Kansas City Barbeque Society's sanctioned contests and this year a part of their Meals Mission to provide food for the homeless and hungry.



The HOG and STEER is a KCBS sanctioned State Championship Barbecue Competition and festival held at Wisconsin Harley-Davidson in Oconomowoc, WI. Friday June 17 the competitors move in and start cooking! Saturday June 8 the fun continues with tickets available for BBQ sampling, lots of great live entertainment, cold beverages and fun! But more importantly, besides being a competition, it is part of the Meals Misssion where each team makes additional BBQ to be donated to the homeless.

In 2014, the Kansas City Barbeque Society announced its mission to feed the homeless and hungry in America with its 100KCBS Meals Mission. With the help of BBQ lovers from across the country, KCBS exceeded this goal by almost 15,000 meals. But the fight to end hunger in the United States is far from over. Nearly 15 percent of all US households, including roughly 49 million people, struggle to put food on the table.

This year, KCBS made it their mission to help continue to feed the hungry throughout the United States with 250,000 BBQ meals. By partnering with BBQ lovers from across the country, including volunteers, competitors and attendees at KCBS sanctioned events, KCBS will purchase BBQ for participating teams at select events to assist in this collection of food.

At the Wisconsin HD event, each competing team will be preparing one additional pork butt on Saturday, June 18 during the event which will be collected by Just One More Ministry in conjunction with Feeding America to provide a meal to those in need.