North Bend, OR — The Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) is coordinating a national BBQ donation effort to cook and distribute more than 100,000 meals throughout America over the next year. BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay in North Bend, Oregon will be participating in the 100KCBS Meals Mission by collecting food contributions for the hungry.
The general public is invited to attend BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bayon May 23-25, 2014 at The Mill Casino and bring non-perishable food items to donate to the 100KCBS Meals Mission. BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Baywill be working with Oregon Coast Community Action to distribute the food to those in need.
With almost 20,000 members and more than 425 sanctioned BBQ events in its network, KCBS is the largest organization of BBQ enthusiasts in the world. By using its volunteers, judges, cook teams and event organizers, the nonprofit society will be providing fully cooked, world-class pork butts and other nonperishable food items to food banks and other charitable entities coast to coast, border to border.
"By the very nature of our size and collection of food enthusiasts, we have an obvious opportunity to make a difference in America's hunger crisis," said Carolyn Wells, executive director of KCBS. "There are more than 7,000 teams who compete at our events, and for years, they all have demonstrated a giving, charitable mentality. We simply believed it was time to organize a major effort that is a natural extension of our overall mission."
According to recent hunger and poverty statistics, nearly 15 percent of all U.S. households, or 49 million people, struggle to put food on their table. More than 1 in 5 children in the U.S. live below the poverty line. The 100KCBS Meals Mission aims to help in this effort and give back to the community.
By April 30, 2015, KCBS will have donated more than 3,200 pork butts — the equivalent of 25,000 pounds of cooked pork, or, 100,000 meals to this effort. Currently, there are 34 registered teams that will be receiving the donation at The Mill Casino event. In addition to cooking the provided pork butts, all teams, judges and BBQ enthusiasts are encouraged to participate in this mission by bringing non-perishable items to the BBQ, Blues & Brews event.
For more information or to view participating events, visit http://www.kcbs.us/100k-meals.php
About Kansas City Barbeque Society
The Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying barbeque, is the world's largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusiasts with over 17,000 members worldwide.
KCBS sanctions over 400 barbeque contests throughout the United States and spanning the globe. From volunteering to actual event production, our members also offer assistance to civic and charitable organizations who organize events. For more information, visit: www.kcbs.us.
About the Mill Casino
The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park is located on the waterfront in North Bend, Oregon, making it an ideal base location for exploring the North Bend/Coos Bay area including Oregon Dunes, Shore Acres State Park and activities such as fishing, crabbing, clamming, whale watching, boating, golfing and strolling along the boardwalk. The full-service property features over 200 hotel rooms, over 750 slots, along with blackjack, craps, roulette and Pai Gow in addition to four on-site restaurants; meeting, wedding and banquet facilities, and a 102-space waterfront RV Park.
For more information about making The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park the centerpiece of your Oregon Coast getaway or for more information on all the latest attractions, events and entertainment call 800.953.4800 or visit www.themillcasino.com.
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Ray Doering, Communications Director, 541-756-8800 ext. 1243 or (cell) 541-297-4611.