Dave Grohl cooked food for hundreds of homeless people during recent LA storm

A BBQ aficionado, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl spent hours and hours smoking brisket for more than 450 homeless people in Los Angeles last week.

Dave Grohl cooked food for hundreds of homeless people during recent LA storm
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A man of many wonderful talents, Dave Grohl used one of his lesser-known skills – barbecuing – for an incredibly good cause last week.

The Foo Fighters frontman has been extraordinarily charitable over the years with his Backbeat BBQ business (in 2018 he cooked for firefighters following the California wildfires), and last week he continued to put his BBQ talents to good use, generously helping out with the non-profit Hope The Mission rescue shelter in Los Angeles.

During the LA storms on Wednesday, February 22, Dave reportedly spent hours and hours overnight smoking brisket for over 450 homeless people, before serving it up and then even deep-cleaning the kitchen afterwards.

“He turns up at 6pm, and this meat truck gets delivered,” President and Chief Financial Officer Rowan Vansleve told the Los Angeles Times. “And it’s like an obscene amount of food. It’s unbelievable, the guy spent thousands of dollars. And he is in there by himself in our little food-prep area, trimming the fat off [the meat], making sure every single one’s perfect. He’s got all of his mates together. They’re backing in these giant smokers.

“There’s this megastar walking around hugging and just loving on people. Then he starts to light all the fires at about 11pm, and this is when the massive storm hit. So he’s out there last Wednesday through to Thursday. So it’s pouring down, the area’s flooded. And he stayed out there from midnight until I think it was 6am when the meat stopped resting.”

Sharing a video and some pics on Instagram, Rowan later posted: “Nothing but love and respect for Dave.”

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Truly, Dave’s Nicest Man In Rock title is never going to go away, is it?! What a hero.

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