Actor-producer Matthew McConaughey has added yet another feather to his cap. While the star has expressed his liking for social and volunteer work in the past, his fans have gotten to see a new side to him through his most recent charity work. His new hidden talent is cooking! As he turns into a chef and puts his barbecue skills into good use, McConaughey has joined forces with the disaster relief organization Operation BBQ Relief and volunteers from Wild Turkey Bourbon, to prepare 800 turkey dinners for firefighters in Los Angeles battling the California wildfires on Friday.
According to news outlets, the bourbon brand, which is sponsoring OBR's With Thanks campaign, said McConaughey, "rallied volunteers and jumped behind the grill to help prepare 800 turkey dinners, which were then quickly delivered by the group to more than 20 firehouses." The group also sent 800 meals to area homeless shelters, revealed a report.
The team prepared an additional 800 dinners for local homeless shelters. The outreach was part of the bourbon brand's annual charity campaign titled "With Thanks." This year, the company is partnering with Operation BBQ Relief to support first responders across the country. McConaughey is on board as the director of Wild Turkey. "Little did we know when planning this annual event that California, my second home, would once again be hit with devastating fires," McConaughey said in a statement. "We are grateful to be here today to say thank you, shine a light on their unwavering conviction, and hopefully inspire others to get involved and help in their own communities." The ace actor also recently joined the faculty at the University of Texas in Austin earlier this year as a way of giving back to his school. He is an alumnus of the prestigious university and graduated back in 1993.