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BBQ community helping those in the cold with a hot meal

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Posted at 6:14 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 19:14:31-05

The BBQ community across Central Texas has been working to help those in need of a hot meal. They have served meals to the elderly, children, hospital workers, and utility workers.

Helberg Barbecue cooked meals consisting of ribs, sausage, beans, and potato salad and delivered them to Baylor Scott & White - Hillcrest.

"I take the word community very seriously, and that means that whenever we're able to help, we do and then when other people are able to help you and you need it, they do. And that's really what being a community is all about," said owner Phillip Helberg.

Brett Boren of Brett's Backyard Bar-B-Que in Rockdale fired up his pits to serve his community.

While many go without water or electricity, or both, Boren was tired of sitting around waiting for the ice to melt. A social media post about wanting to serve meals to those who needed it inspired over 100 volunteers to help box and deliver meals, offer food prep areas, and even deliver water.

"Cooking is my passion and someone like me can only sit at home so many days. I want to be able to do something and if I can make an impact on 50 kids and 100 elderly people, senior citizens, or families in need, then that's what I want to do." said Boren.

Guess Family Barbecue in Waco has also provided meals for Oncor line workers throughout the week at their restaurant. On Thursday the restaurant served meals to City of Bellmead employees who worked to repair water lines that have broken.