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‘Operation BBQ Relief’: Matthew McConaughey feeds CA firefighters turkey dinners

11/03/2019 2:13 pm ET

Actor Matthew McConaughey is using his powers for good — feeding the firefighters and the homeless in California.

In Los Angeles, McConaughey prepared 800 turkey dinners for the firefighters who have been battling the historic wildfires in the state. He also prepared 800 more and donated them to homeless shelters in the city.

Disaster relief organization Operation BBQ Relief and Wild Turkey Bourbon volunteers helped organize the event. It was part of the bourbon company’s charity campaign to support first responders.

McConaughey is the creative director for Wild Turkey Bourbon.

He said in a statement, “We are grateful to be here today to say thank you, shine a light on their unwavering conviction, and hopefully inspire others to get involved and help in their own communities.”

The company had originally planned to do something for National First Responder’s Day in Los Angeles. But the recent wildfires changed their plans.

“Little did we know when planning this annual event that California, my second home, would once again be hit with devastating fires,” said McConaughey.

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