Boise's BBQ4LIFE to cook for Hurricane Harvey victims

Posted at 5:14 PM, Aug 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-30 19:14:16-04

A popular barbecue business in Boise is headed down to Houston. BBQ4LIFE is taking its largest smoker to the Lone Star State, looking to feed those displaced by the massive storm. 

A taste of Boise is going to Houston, as BBQ4LIFE owner Brad Taylor helps those affected by the tropical storm. 

"I thought, 'Well, I know a guy that's got a truck...why don't I try to fill it with stuff and get down there to help,'" Taylor said. "And that's where it started yesterday morning and now it's going crazy."

Taylor and his team are helping the best way they can -- by cooking.

They're packing up their biggest smoker to help feed thousands. 

"We're hooking up with an organization called Operation BBQ Relief," Taylor said. "they're already on the ground out there. They have a ton of smokers and they'll be sort of, organizing all of the barbecue folks. So, we'll get in with them, unload and start cooking." 

Taylor and his crew hope to leave Boise early next week, to begin the 1,800-mile drive. 

But before they go, they're hoping to fill two 26-foot trucks with donated items, like cases of meat, cans of vegetables, paper towels and more. 

"We've been coming here for lunch, we're not super far," said Holly Weigel, who donated items on behalf of WCP Solutions, a packaging supply retailer. "So, to be able to give back a little bit and help these guys out in doing what they want to's pretty cool."