Matthew McConaughey brought out his cooking skills to help out an important cause. The Oscar-winning actor helped prepare 800 turkey dinner meals for the first responders battling the wildfires in California.
McConaughey also assisted with over 800 meals for homeless shelters in the area. The event was held with help from the disaster relief organization Operation BBQ Relief. The organization Wild Turkey Bourbon also was part of the event with its annual charity campaign “With Thanks.” The actor has been a creative director and spokesman for Wild Turkey since 2016.
McConaughey said the event was originally scheduled for National First Responder’s Day but with the wildfires devastating the state, the plans changed.
“Little did we know when planning this annual event that California, my second home, would once again be hit with devastating fires,” said McConaughey. “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.”