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Dave Grohl Barbecues All Night, Serves Over 500 Meals at LA Homeless Shelter

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Grohl cooked over 16 hours the people living in Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission shelters amidst ongoing storms across Southern California.

Dave Grohl is giving back to his community.

The Foo Fighters frontman gained attention online after he was recognized at Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission, a nonprofit in Los Angeles that provides resources for those experiencing homelessness. Grohl volunteered to barbecue for the people living in the organization's shelters amidst ongoing storms across Southern California.

Rowan Vansleve, CFO of HVRM, shared Grohl's actions in a video posted to Instagram, in which the musician wished luck to participants of the nonprofit's 350-Mile Run to End Homelessness.

"In the middle of our 350 mile run to end homelessness, we got the coolest video ever from Dave Grohl, of the Foo Fighters," Vansleve wrote. "Not only did [he] wish us luck, but he cooked for hundreds of people who live in our shelters in the middle of one of the worst storms. Nothing but love and respect for Dave."

TMZ reports that Grohl spent over 16 hours personally cooking ribs, brisket, coleslaw, and beans. He paid for all expenses, and brought his own meat smoker, before helping serve more than 500 people in the morning.

Pictures of Grohl at the event were first shared by Liz Allman Seccuro on Twitter, who also praised him for keeping a low profile.

"So, without telling anyone, Dave Grohl brought his giant smoker and cooked/fed barbecue and sides for 500 folks at Hope Mission in L.A. during the storms. Paid for it all. Worked 16 hours," she wrote. "So, when the aliens get here and ask 'who’s in charge?', I think we take them to Dave Grohl."

For more about HVRM's mission and how to get involved, visit their website.

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