There’s been a tremendous outpouring of support for the victims of the wildfires that are currently sweeping across northern California. Apple and Facebook have both pledged $1 million to recovery efforts, while some companies are taking a slightly less traditional approach when it comes to helping out the victims.
There’s a good chance the people taking advantage of that free weed will end up with a case of the munchies, and if that ends up happening, they’re in luck. None other than Guy Fieri has flocked to a shelter in his home state with a BBQ trailer in tow in order to serve up free meals to victims of the fires, and he’s determined to do everything in his power to help.
According to KQED, the walking meme and long-lost member of Smash Mouth arrived at a shelter in Santa Rosa on Thursday morning and proceeded to dole out food to 1,200 people. After lunch was served, he and his crew geared up for a dinner that would eventually feed twice that amount.
Some were quick to accuse Fieri of trying to capitalize on the tragedy for his own image, while others were quick to criticize his decision to use a smoker, which some particularly sensitive people thought was insensitive considering the nature of the disaster. As someone who’s given Guy plenty of shit over the years, all of these people can fuck right off. You have to be a special kind of hater to criticize someone who has gone out of their way to help like he has.
Fieri seemed to agree:
“If that’s what you think and you’re that shallow at a time like this with what we’re facing, then there’s no changing your mind about that. This isn’t a PR stunt. You don’t see my banners up. I’m not promoting anything. I’m just here cooking. This is feeding people. People need help, and I’m here to help. That’s it.”