Santa Rosa resident Guy Fieri is doing his part to help those affected by the devastating California wildfires – He’s cooking thousands of meals to feed the displaced, the responders and even the military. The amount of food is staggering – 5,000 meals a day.
Armed with a group of volunteer and friends and supported by the Salvation Army, Fieri has set up a BBQ smoker and a wood fired oven in the parking lot of the Veterans Memorial Building in Santa Rosa where he’s dishing out pulled pork, roast chicken, mac n’ cheese, garlic bread, coleslaw and more.
Fieri, originally from Humboldt County, has been living in Santa Rosa since the 90’s. He was, himself, evacuated and displaced by the wildfires.
“We had to evacuate at two in the morning, and we grabbed what we could, taking pictures of the wall as fast as we could. Jumped in the truck, loaded in the dogs, and away we went,” Fieri told KQED
It is reported that Fieri’s house survived, though the nearby neighborhood of Coffey Park was destroyed.
Fieri has also set up a donation page where people can give a one time gift to support the feeding operation.