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Mobile chef prepares meals for Louisiana flooding victims

Volunteers with Operation BBQ Relief prepare meals for those affected in Baton Rouge, LA (Photo: Edward Perdensen) Volunteers with Operation BBQ Relief prepare meals for those affected in Baton Rouge, LA (Photo: Edward Perdensen)
MOBILE, AL (WALA) -

FOX10 News continues to follow the developments out of Baton Rouge after catastrophic flooding.

A Mobile chef has returned home after spending nearly a week serving families in need in the Louisiana area. 

Dad taught Me

At the age of five Edward Pedersen found a place in the kitchen.

“My dad taught me how to cook and that's my memory and that's my fondest," Perdersen said.

Naturally, he became a chef and created a specialty barbecue sauce and rub. He says he's using his skills for a bigger purpose.

“There's only one reason," Perdersen said. "It's what you're supposed to do, help your neighbor.”

For the last week, Perdersen joined about 75 other volunteers in Hammond, Louisiana to serve those affected by the catastrophic flooding in Baton Rouge. Thousands of people have lost everything.

Operations Bbq Relief

A friend of Perdersen who is with Operation BBQ Relief called on him to serve.

“I was asked to go somewhere and the hardest part about it was leaving yesterday to have to come back to in this direction,” Perdersen said. 

Operations BBQ Relief has served more than 25,000 people in the affected areas. 

Perdersen said there’s still a need for canned food items like; baked beans and corn.

“They're (Baton Rouge residents} just resilient. 

For more information: Operation Bbq Relief

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