BBQ Trucks, Fish Fries, Comfort Food: Restoring normalcy after the flood

BBQ Trucks, Fish Fries, Comfort Food: Restoring normalcy after the flood
The Salvation Army meal truck served hundreds of meals to anyone displaced, working flood relief and all first responders for nearly three weeks after the devastating flood.

FREMONT – When someone you love experiences a loss, a very midwestern thing to do is to show up with a little supper – a little lunch – and some snacks here and there. As many of our neighbors continue to struggle with the loss of property and feelings of uncertainty, it seems that many are taking that midwestern need to share a meal to the next level.

Operation BBQ Relief provides meals to displaced residents and emergency personnel during times of natural and other disasters. They’ve set up a BBQ truck in Fremont’s John C Fremont Park to provide lunch by Famous Dave’s to anyone displaced, working flood relief and to our first responders. Just stop by the truck and get a plate during lunchtime hours Thursday, 11:30AM to 1:30PM.

As of Friday, the Salvation Army and Operation BBQ will also be serving lunch and dinner on the south side of town at 11A-1P and 5:30P-7:30P, respectively. The Salvation Army truck will be in the Southside Storage Parking lot at 805 South Broad.

Famous Dave’s provided the food for Wednesday’s BBQ truck

Fridays during lent are made for fish fries in Nebraska, and the Hooper Fire Hall, Izaak Walton and the Knights of Columbus at Saint Patrick’s Church will all be holding their fries this Friday, March 22nd, to offer a little bit of community normalcy and a chance to step away and enjoy yourself with neighbors. (All proceeds from the Knights of Columbus fish fry will go to flood relief.)

There will also be a free chili & soup supper with sides and dessert for anyone displaced by the flood and flood volunteers on Friday, March 22, from 4-6 PM at the Masonic Home gym. (2nd building on the right when you enter the Masonic Home at 23rd and Main St.)


Saturday morning, all first responders and flood volunteers are invited to a FREE breakfast at the Fremont Eagles Club (649 N Main).

Last, but definitely not least on a list of Fremont traditions that never fail to make the locals smile, the Fremont Zesto will be opening for the season on Friday, March 22nd.