Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church is collaborating with churches across South Florida to bring hot meals to areas of the Bahamas most affected by Hurricane Dorian. Through a partnership with Operation BBQ, this has become a reality!

Operation BBQ was founded in 2011 in response to a need for relief in tornado-stricken Joplin, Missouri. Since 2011, three million meals have been served in disaster zones across the United States. By leveraging their expertise in cooking and catering meals with an ability to quickly mobilize teams, Operation BBQ will be supplying the food and equipment necessary to send 20,000 hot meals per day to the Bahamas from Fort Lauderdale. This will be the only source of hot meals to the Bahamas over the next 30 days. Four major churches on Grand Bahama Island will serve as distribution centers when the meals arrive on site.

Through generous donors, a location has been secured at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport for all food preparation and packaging. Air transportation has also been secured via the historic World War II C-47 airplane, Miss Montana. Flights will go directly from FXE to Grand Bahama island from the packing location.

With location, transportation, and food supplies covered, churches, schools, businesses, and communities across our city are now needed to bring the necessary volunteers to make this project a success!


Volunteers can sign up in four hour increments from 8am to 12pm, 12pm to 4pm, or 2pm to 6pm. The morning slot is standard, but the afternoon slot you can choose which of the two slots you would like to volunteer.  

If your church or business are interested in taking an entire day of service, please contact us here.

Volunteers are needed from September 16 through October 11. Volunteers should be 16 years and older. Volunteers are needed for meal prep, cooking, packaging, and clean-up. Operation BBQ Relief Staff will be on site to direct these tasks. The service location is 1200 W. Cypress Creek Rd.

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For volunteer questions, please email


For daytime contact (8am - 6pm) 
Call (844) 627-7353


IMG_0215Truck arrives at the prep site at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. Donated for purposes of setup, meal preparation, and packaging for transport.

Screen Shot 2019-09-10 at 2.36.17 PMWorld War II C-47 airplane, Miss Montana. Donated to transport hot meals twice a day to the affected Bahamian Islands.

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Once you have signed up to volunteer for a morning or afternoon slot, you will need to complete the below steps to register.