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NRG Center hosting “World’s Largest BBQ Pit” to serve volunteers and evacuees

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As Houston slowly starts to dig out of the mess caused by hurricane Harvey, there are many people looking for a good, hot meal. In typical Texas fashion, there will be a barbecue to serve 50,000 volunteers, first responders, and evacuees.

This Texas-sized food gathering centers around the pit itself; a 75-foot long pit weighing 80,000 pounds and has 24 doors. At one time they can cook 8,000 pounds of meat.

“We’re still working out minor logistics and a host of other moving parts, but it has been amazing coordinating this effort and truly one of the most satisfying things I have ever done for our community,” said Mac DeLaup of John Eagle Honda. “We expect to serve as many as 50,000 meals from this BBQ pit to the evacuees, first responders and volunteers of Hurricane Harvey.”

Supplies are needed, and included at the end of the press release below. Now, pass me a plate!

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Written by Chad Kirchner

Chad Kirchner is the Editor-in-Chief of Future Motoring, along with the main host and producer of the Future Motoring podcast. In addition to his work here, he's a freelance automotive journalist for outlets around the world.

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