This initiative aims to feed the homeless and the hungry in the U.S. by partnering with barbecue lovers from across the country, including volunteers, competitors and attendees at KCBS sanctioned events. The 2015 goal is 250,000 meals.
At the 10th Annual Beach, Boogie and BBQ Festival, which runs Sept. 4 and Sept. 5 at the Horry Georgetown Technical College Conference Center near The Market Common, one pork butt will be given to each participating team to cook, with all the pork going to a Myrtle Beach area food bank.
Between 35 and 40 teams are expected to participate in this year's Beach, Boogie and BBQ Festival, and will cook 300 to 350 pounds of pork for the area's hungry.
"We are very proud to be partnering with the Kansas City Barbeque Society on this fantastic initiative, which will benefit not only the Myrtle Beach area community, but communities across the entire country," said Amie Lee, president of Palmetto Event Productions. "All of us involved with Beach, Boogie and BBQ are excited to do what we can to help our local brothers and sisters."
For more information on the 250KCBS Meals Mission, go to www.kcbs.us/meals-mission.php.
The 10th Annual Beach, Boogie and BBQ Festival is sponsored by the City of Myrtle Beach, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, VisitMyrtleBeach.com, Myrtle Beach Mobile, OneMain Financial and Horry-Georgetown Technical College.
For more festival information, visit www.MyrtleBeachEventInfo.com or call (843) 855-0527.