Ahead of their December 9 show in Sydney during the 2023 Australian tour, Foo Fighters’ frontman, Dave Grohl, dedicated his time the day before to a compassionate cause. In Melbourne’s Fed Square plaza, Grohl spent several hours aiding in the preparation and serving of an American-style barbecue meal for the homeless. The effort was documented on the Instagram page of Australian charity The Big Umbrella Foundation.
According to The Big Umbrella, Grohl collaborated with Nat from the renowned Australian YouTube channel Nat’s What I Reckon, Nick (founder of the Sydney-based Carolina Smoke barbecue business), and others. Together, they invested 18 hours in preparing and skillfully smoking 120kgs (about 265 pounds) of pork ribs, pork butt, and beef brisket before delivering the nourishing meals to MG’s Kitchen the following morning.
Following the preparation efforts, an impressive lunch spread was assembled, featuring pulled pork sandwiches, ribs, brisket, coleslaw, potato salad, cornbread, pancakes, and apple crumble. Grohl and the dedicated volunteers spent over two hours distributing a total of 430 meals, during which Grohl also took the time to engage with attendees, posing for photos, and signing various items like cardboard plates and T-shirts.
The post effusively hailed Grohl as “one of the nicest guys on the planet who genuinely cares for people in need,” emphasizing the indescribable positive impact of the experience. A series of photos capturing Grohl, adorned in a “Feed Melbourne” T-shirt, actively participating in meal preparation and serving, as well as posing with fellow volunteers, were shared on The Big Umbrella Foundation’s Instagram.
Established in 2010, The Big Umbrella Foundation creates and serves high-quality meals to those in need using rescued food and produce. Since 2019, the Australian charity has been nationally recognized as an emergency food-relief organization supporting individuals affected by various crises, including wildfires, floods, earthquakes, storms, and pandemics.
This altruistic act isn’t the first for Grohl, as he was previously reported to have contributed to a large barbecue meal for homeless individuals in the Northridge neighborhood of Los Angeles in February, as reported by Today.com.
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