Random Acts of BBQ

November 18, 2015

Putting Others First!

Sonny’s Random Acts of BBQ and BBQ to the Rescue said thanks to the four 10 yr old Safety Patrol Children who helped save 27 of there classmates when there school bus overturned into a lake on Sept 18, 2015.


The School is Mary Bryant Elementary and the Principal is Karen Bass. The Hillsborough County School Superintendent Jeff Eakins came out to participate and so did school board member Susan Valdez along with other administration officials to say thanks to the kids.

Each child recieved a hand stiched back pack and other small gifts. One child was unable to attend to after the photos were taken but did come to the event. Nice to see such young adults living the Sonny’s value of “Putting others First”. We asked the Lightning Bug to join in the celebrations and the kids were thrilled to have him. Great Families, Great School and a Great School Administration.

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November 6, 2015

Palm Harbor United Methodist Church – Operation Christmas Child

The BBQ To The Rescue Truck was filled with delicious Sonny’s Bar B Q to feed the good people at United Methodist Church. 

Almost 200 volunteers met at Palm Harbor United Methodist Church to build almost 1,000 gift boxes for children in need. Sonny’s BBQ was proud to help our dear friends for such a worthy cause. 

Every fall the congregation of Palm Harbor United Methodist Church fills shoeboxes for Samaritans Purse – “Operation Christmas Child” to provide gifts to needy children around the world who have never received a gift before. 

The boxes are filled with school supplies, hygiene items, candy, 2 toys and a stuffed animal. The shoe boxes will go to children in 150 countries around the world. Last year Palm Harbor Methodist packed a record 2,796 shoeboxes and Samaritans Pursue collected over ten million shoeboxes.


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October 24, 2015

Sonny’s BBQ and WTSP 10-News Join together for ‘MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY’ 2015 at Boys and Girls Club of St. Petersburg. We came together to help support the volunteers that showed up to paint. We love feeding great people!


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September 11, 2015

We served 100 great people working at Feeding America’s Tampa Distribution Center, along with a lot of great volunteers for thier Sort A Thon event so that they could feed those less fortunate!

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September 09, 2015

“Thank you, Sonny’s Barbecue Restaurant at 2250 Seminole Boulevard in Largo for coming out today to the Sheriff’s Administration Building with some delicious BBQ meals to show your support of Law Enforcement on First Responders Week!!!”

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office


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August 25, 2015

The Palm Harbor Store collected $430 as part of our Sonny’s Birthday Celebration. Here Angie McGee donates the proceeds to Suncoast Animal League!


August 10, 2015

Palm Harbor Sonny’s supported a very special friend Michaela Robinson. Last year Michaela was diagnosed with Lupus, an autoimmune disease. With this disease, the body mistakenly attacks itself instead of foreign invaders.


The Palm Harbor Sonny’s will donated 25% of the money raised throughout the day and for those who couldn’t make it in…could make a donation, visit her GoFundMe Page: http://www.gofundme.com/z3ceh8


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Special thank you to everyone who came out to support our fundraiser! Our parking lot was full of first responders who showed up to support!

June 09, 2015

We wanted to share a Sonny’s BBQ Random Acts of BBQ event we did at the Palm Harbor Store on 05/31/2015. Here is a little intro for the amazing woman we came out to support!

“My mother Sue Gaddy started her own organization feeding the homeless and donating clothes to them once a month and uses her own money to fund it and she does not have a lot of money herself but will still fund the price of the food, picking up donations with my help and a few others in the family. She will donate money, food and clothes to the homeless and does not ask anyone for anything just does it out of the goodness of her own heart and has even taken the socks off of her own feet.”

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May 27, 2015

On May 27th BBQ To The Rescue headed out to HEP of Clearwater. We fed 300+ Members and Clients.

HEP is the only social service agency of its type in the Tampa Bay area, which offers the full continuum of shelter care for the entire homeless population.

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April 8, 2015

Today we headed out to support the American Red Cross during their Smoke Detector Life Safety Program. They do amazing work at keeping our community safe!

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We popped in to surprise the Clearwater Fire House folks at Station 49!

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And then on to the Safety Harbor Fire House – Station 53!

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October 18, 2014

The BBQ To The Rescue Truck was out again on Saturday supporting the American Red Cross Tampa Chapter with their new Campaign…”Installing smoke alarms cuts the risk of someone dying from a home fire in half, so we’re joining with groups from across our community to install smoke alarms.”

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We snuck in and surprised the Largo Police Department with a little BBQ Love on Saturday! We appreciate all you do!

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October 10, 2014

We headed out to share some BBQ Love with the American Red Cross on 10/10/2014 as they gave aways smoke sectors to High Risk Homes! We love supporting the folks who give back to our community!

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October 8, 2014

Making some new stops on our Random Acts of BBQ stops to start this month off…first we hit some various medical locations.

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Our next stop Eckerd Youth Alternatives…

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And then on to visit with the awesome folks at Dunedin Fire Station #60

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And then a re-visit with our friends at the Palm Harbor Suncoast Hospice!

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September 27, 2014

Sonny’s BBQ To The Rescue surprised the awesome men and women from Palm Harbor Fire Rescue, Dunedin Fire Rescue, Sunstar Paramedics and Countryside ER when they responded to a car accident on Saturday.

We hope an awesome Sonny’s meal helped nourish them after taking care of those in need! We love these men and women and what they do for our community! Give them a high five here with ‘LIKE’…let them know what they do for us is so appreciated!

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September 12, 2014

Sharing some Random Acts of BBQ with Feeding America!

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September 10, 2014

BBQ to the Rescue shared some Random Acts of BBQ with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Rescue No. 15!

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We then made a stop at Eckard Alternatives in Pasco!

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August 25, 2014

Once again we took the Sonny’s BBQ To The Rescue Truck out on the road in the Largo area and hit some more places to let the folks know how awesome we think they are! You can’t believe the excitement we see in their faces when they realize that we are there to share…to support…to let them know we see them and that what they do makes a difference in our community!

First stop was Suncoast Hospice in Largo!

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Next stop we visited Eckerd Community Alternatives…

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Next stop was Largo ER Bardmoor Hospital…

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And our final stop was the Largo Zena Lansky Pavilion at Morton Mease Hospital!

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August 19, 2014

BBQ To The Rescue was back at it on Monday, hitting the streets of St. Petersburg! It was all about the kids and vets! 

Our first stop was All Children’s Hospital ER, St. Petersburg.


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Our next stop was the Ronald McDonald House in St. Petersburg.


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And our final stop was at the Fisher House VA in Largo!

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July 27, 2014

BBQ To The Rescue shared some Random Acts of BBQ on Friday with some great folks in the Tampa Area. We love sharing our BBQ and seeing all the smiles that come from just the simple act of giving!

Our first stop was the Faith Cafe.

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Our next stop was Life Path Hospice.

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Then over to the American Red Cross – Tampa Bay Chapter!

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And our final stop for the day was at Tampa General Emergency Room!

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July 22, 2014

Random Acts of BBQ hit the Largo area on Today…visiting some great folks! We started out at our Largo Store and our AWESOME Team got the truck ready to head out to spread some BBQ Love!

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The first stop was the Largo Fire Fire Station 41! What an awesome group of guys!

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Next stop was Largo Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas. What a fantastic team – we enjoyed serving and seeing their smiling faces!

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And our final stop for the day was Largo Morton Plant ER Bardmoor! These folks are amazing and we wanted to take a minute and let them know they were appreciated!

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July 1, 2014

The Sonny’s Team headed out again today to visit some do-gooders in the New Port Richey Community. The Sonny’s BBQ – Random Acts of BBQ Team showed up to serve!

Check out our awesome New Port Richey Team getting ready to head out on the truck!


Our first stop was the Marliere HP Hospice Care Center in New Port Richey!

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Next we visited New Port Richey Fire Station Number One!

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Our next stop was Youth and Family Alternatives, Inc. in New Port Richey.

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And our final stop for the day was at NPR Surgery Center at Trinity.

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June 24, 2014

The Sonny’s Team preparing to head out on the road for their first Random Acts of BBQ. Here are Lisa, Tara, and Reuben preparing the food and getting the truck loaded! And Eddie and Steve packing and organizing the truck.

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Our first stop was the Suncoast Hospice Care Center in Palm Harbor. We were advised that they were full and there were a lot of families to feed. We fed over 70- people and still needed more! So we ran back to the Palm Harbor store and made more meals and delivered them to those who didn’t get food the first time around. It was overwhelming to be able to support the families who were there with loved ones and even more special to support those who work at Hospice to take care of those in need.

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Our next was Station 65 Palm Harbor Fire Rescue! What a great group of guys and gals! It was great to feed them lunch today and get to hang out at the fire house with them. These guys are incredible and we wanted them to know how much we appreciate what they do for our community!

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