At Pork Barrel BBQ we believe it is important to be involved in and give back to the local community and we are pleased to announce that we will be a donor at the 27th annual Taste of the South to be held at the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C. on the evening of Saturday, May 16, 2009.  Pork Barrel BBQ will be providing sample bags of our All American Spice Rub to those who visit the Missouri booth at this years gala.

The first Taste of the South was held in 1983 in an effort to share the rich tradition of the South with the residents of the Washington, D.C. region.  States participating in Taste of the South include Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

All proceeds raised by the event go to a southern based charity.  This year’s featured charity is the Magnolia Speech School of Mississippi.  For more than 50 years, the Magnolia Speech School, a private, nonprofit, oral education program for children with hearing loss and language disorders, has provided children with life-changing curricula that has enabled each student to reach their potential.  A small portion of the funds raised this year will go to Jubilee Jobs, a Washington, D.C. based charity that provides support for disadvantaged job-seekers throughout the DC metropolitan area.

For more information on Taste of the South check out their website.  If you have a charity event and think Pork Barrel BBQ should participate please contact us at porkbarrelbbq@gmail.com.