Guy Fieri Serves Dinner To Firefighters And First Responders Battling California Wildfires
Here's how the famous foodie and other celebrities have stepped up to help.
The wildfires that started in California on Nov. 8 are still raging on. As of Nov. 13, the Camp Fire in Northern California, the deadliest in modern California history, was only 35 percent contained and the death toll had risen to 48, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Firefighters and first responders are hard at work to make the area safe for residents again, but they’ve got no easy job ahead of them. Other states have sent in firefighters to help those in California, inmates who are part of the volunteer firefighting program run by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation are also pitching in.
It’s going to take a group effort to get these fires out, and even famous foodie Guy Fieri has stepped up to help out in a way he can, even serving food to the men and women who are fighting to restore the area again.
The Butte County Sheriff’s Office tweeted about Fieri’s kind efforts on Nov. 11:
“Guy Fieri made a surprise visit to serve dinner to everyone at the law enforcement staging area at Butte College,” the tweet read. “Thank you so much Guy for filling our bellies and lifting our spirits.”
Guy Fieri made a surprise visit to serve dinner to everyone at the law enforcement staging area at Butte College. Thank you so much Guy for filling our bellies and lifting our spirits. #ButteSheriff #CampFire pic.twitter.com/ZnhNxOa81n
— Butte County Sheriff (@ButteSheriff) November 12, 2018
In preparation for serving the firefighters, Fieri tweeted a photo of giant pots and pans full of delicious-looking food:
— Guy Fieri (@GuyFieri) November 11, 2018
Fieri also posted a tweet letting everyone know just how grateful he was for all of their hard work:
“In today’s tumultuous world, it’s amazing to see our fire fighters, military, law enforcement and first responders come together to rescue our communities devestated [sic] by fire,” he wrote. “So many great people stepping up to take care of one another.”
In today’s tumultuous world, it’s amazing to see our fire fighters, military, law enforcement and first responders come together to rescue our communities devestated by fire. So many great people stepping up to take care of one another #ProudAmerican #CampFire pic.twitter.com/VgXgBJuPT0
— Guy Fieri (@GuyFieri) November 12, 2018
He’s not the only celebrity putting on an apron to make sure the firefighters are well fed for the job at hand, either. Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl served barbecue to those working to put out the fires.
Fire Station 68 posted to Instagram on Nov. 13, thanking Grohl for his kind deed, while also noting that the food was “excellent.”
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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! . . #hillfire #malibu #hiddenhills #simivalley #lacofd @abc7la #firefamily #nfl #losangelesrams #thousandoaks #simivalley #newburypark #oakpark #evacuation #losangelescounty #lacofd #losangelescountyfiredepartment #firestation68 #abc7eyewitness #calabasas #woolseyfire #fireman #firefighter #lafd #firestation #foofighters #davegrohl
While other celebrities may not be serving food, they are using their money and their platforms to help.
Sandra Bullock reportedly donated $100,000 to help animals displaced by the fire, and Gerard Butler, who lost his home in the fire, tweeted asking that people donate to the Los Angeles Fire Department if it’s within their means:
Returned to my house in Malibu after evacuating. Heartbreaking time across California. Inspired as ever by the courage, spirit and sacrifice of firefighters. Thank you @LAFD. If you can, support these brave men and women at https://t.co/ei7c7F7cZx. pic.twitter.com/AcBcLtKmDU
— Gerard Butler (@GerardButler) November 11, 2018
It’s great to see so many people coming together in this time of need. If you’d like to donate or volunteer to help out, the California Volunteers website is a great resource for donations of time or money.