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Thanks to Operation BBQ Relief, free takeout barbecue meals will be distrusted to residents in need this upcoming Saturday, November 14th.

“Operation BBQ Relief has been providing hot meals to residents in need in the Jersey Shore area throughout the pandemic,” said Mayor Maurice B. "Mo" Hill Jr. "We are very thankful that they will be providing hot meals to the residents of Toms River on Nov. 14, particularly as we near the Thanksgiving holiday.”

This handout will be happening in the parking lot of the Presbyterian Church of Toms River located at 1070 Hooper Ave.

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Quick Side Note: Food is also given out to those in need on Friday mornings at South Toms River Elementary School

There will be 1,000 meals to give away between 2:00 and 4:00 PM.

Residents will pick up these meals up, just drive-thru style. This means that when you come to pick up a meal, everyone must stay in your vehicle and the windows must remain closed at all time.

The food will be put in your trunk or truck beds without you having to life a finger!

“Drawing from experiences serving after natural disasters, Operation BBQ Relief has the ability to effectively and efficiently provide thousands of meals in a short amount of time while still abiding by Centers for Disease Control social distancing group gathering guidelines,” said David Keith, coordinator for New Jersey for Operation BBQ Relief and owner of DRJ Catering.

“We are so happy to be helping out our town and our neighbors, it is amazing to see what a hot meal can do to nourish the soul," Kieth explained. "We are grateful we are able to do this again and look forward to a great day.”

Operations BBQ Relief has come to Toms River many times to help those in need. They gave out meals in in April of 2020 during the first peak of the Coronavirus Pandemic, in 2019, 2018 and after Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Operations BBQ Relief is also now working with Operation Restaurant Relief where they work with closed restaurants to prepare the food so businesses can open their doors and bring staff back to work.

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