Hollywood icon and Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey decided to help out California firefighters battling multiple wildfires across the state by feeding them.
The Wild Turkey creative director paired up with Operation BBQ Relief to prepare meals that will be delivered to hungry firefighters on the front line.
“Teaming up with Operation BBQ Relief as part of the Wild Turkey ‘With Thanks’ has never been more meaningful,” McConaughey said in a press release. “Little did we know when planning this annual event that California, my second home, would once again be hit by devastating fires.”
According to The Today Show, McConaughey in the area to host an event for National First Responder’s Day, but decided to roll up his sleeves and carve some meat to help feed the firefighters.
On Friday alone, volunteers who came out in support of the first responders cooked and prepared 800 turkey dinners, which were then transported immediately to 20 firehouses full of men and women who have been battling the flames since they began last month. An additional 800 dinners were then prepared for local homeless shelters.
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