Dave Grohl Delivers Food to First Responders Fighting California Wildfires
By Desiree Murphy
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Dave Grohl is showing his appreciation for the first responders who have been working tirelessly to help contain the blazes that have spread throughout California.
The Foo Fighters frontman visited a number of fire stations in SoCal on Monday, providing free dinners to a number of firefighters and their families from his new Backbeat Barbeque project.
The official Instagram account for Fire Station 68 in Calabasas, California, shared a photo of Grohl on site, captioning it, "It was awesome to get a visit tonight from Dave Grohl of the @foofighters. He also treated us to some of his own @backbeatbbq . Thanks Dave! It was excellent!"
"How cool is this?" a wife of a firefighter from the Los Angeles Fire Department added. "Dave Grohl and his family brought home cooked BBQ to babes station last night."
Grohl also shared a series of pics to Backbeat Barbeque's Instagram, thanking the first responders for their selfless work battling the fires and helping to restore communities.
"To all the @losangelesfiredepartment and @lacountyfd heroes we met last night...thank you," the post read. "It was an honor to cook for you. - Dave."
While not much is known about Backbeat Barbeque just yet, Grohl first announced his plans to launch the BBQ-focused project while speaking to GQ in May.
"I have spent far too long lost down a YouTube wormhole, watching videos on how to make the best spice rub for the perfect brisket," he said at the time. "When I get back to L.A. I’m taking a butchery course."
Another celebrity who fed responders was Guy Fieri. The Auburn Police Department's Twitter shared a photo of the chef with an officer on Sunday, after he stopped by to cook a pulled pork dinner for everyone.
"Guy Fieri is in this photo with Officer Joe Almeida up in Butte County #CampFire Guy is cooking pulled pork dinner for everyone this evening," the tweet read. "He had also thanked everyone that is helping out for their hard work! Thank you Guy for your time, support and great food! #ButteCounty."
Guy Fieri is in this photo with Officer Joe Almeida up in Butte County #CampFire Guy is cooking pulled pork dinner for everyone this evening. He had also thanked everyone that is helping out for their hard work! Thank you Guy for your time, support and great food! #ButteCountypic.twitter.com/tL9CekUtUP
Residents of California are continuing to thank the firefighters via social media, including celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, who tragically lost their Malibu home from the Woosley Fire.