Dave Grohl has a reputation for being one of music’s good guys, and it’s because of reasons like this: amid a break from Foo Fighters’ Australian tour, Grohl spent the day cooking food for the homeless.
News.com.au reports that Grohl volunteered with The Big Umbrella foundation in Melbourne on Friday, handing out meals to people in need. According to a post on The Big Umbrella’s Instagram, Grohl treated the community to “an epic American style BBQ with all the trimmings.”
“It will be a day ‘our friends on the streets’ will never forget as they brushed up against a rock legend and one of the nicest guys on the planet who genuinely cares for people in need. No words can fully capture the impact of this positive experience.
Dave and his mates… spent 18 hours preparing and lovingly smoking 120kgs of pork ribs, pork butt and beef brisket before delivering it to MG’s kitchen the next morning. MG’s kitchen, named after our dear friend and mentor Michael Gudinski, was filled with the big hearted awesome crew from Frontier touring who dedicated their day to prepping this very special lunch for people
experiencing food insecurity.
They arrived at 9am to MG’s kitchen bounding with energy and enthusiasm to prep soft potato rolls piled high with pulled pork, coleslaw and pickles, smoked pork ribs and succulent beef brisket… At Fed Square there was a record line of friends waiting in the 36’C heat for this much anticipated feast. Word had spread far in the community who had no idea what special super star guests would be there on the day to serve them. The invitation to enjoy an American BBQ was enough of a draw card for them.
Dave, Nick and Nat served tirelessly in the sweltering heat for over 2 hours feeding 430 meals, posing for photos, signing whatever people found from cardboard plates and t-shirts whilst also being so humble. What a guy! What a day!”
Earlier this year, Grohl spent 18 hours behind a smoker cooking for homeless people in Los Angeles.
Foo Fighters will play a couple of more shows in Australia before heading home for the holidays. They’ll then be back at it starting in January for shows in New Zealand. Stadiums shows across North America and Europe are scheduled for later in the year.