Use the hashtag #FrontYardCookout to benefit Feeding America.

By Elizabeth Rhodes
Updated May 01, 2020
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May is National BBQ Month, and while we may not be able to host big backyard cookouts this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we can still keep the tradition alive and stay connected in these unpredictable times. Oscar Mayer is encouraging people across the country to move their grills to their front yards for the Front Yard Cookout on May 2.

Connect with neighbors and enjoy a day of grilling while observing social distancing guidelines with this nationwide cookout. Oscar Mayer is encouraging people to get outside — and stay 12 hot dogs apart — to cook for a cause. The company will donate one million meals to Feeding America, and each time someone shares their cookout on social media with the hashtag #FrontYardCookout, Oscar Mayer will donate an additional meal to the nonprofit organization, for up to one million extra meals.

According to Feeding America, one in nine people in the United States struggle with hunger, and the organization is currently working to help food banks respond to the COVID-19 crisis. With this event, people across the country can come together and make a positive impact on the lives of other Americans, all while celebrating National BBQ Month in a safe and responsible way.

After temporarily pausing the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile trips around the country, the iconic vehicles are back. The Hotdoggers are driving the 27-foot-long hot dog on wheels around the United States and spreading smiles while practicing social distancing.

Need a little cookout inspiration? Check out this list of the best hog dogs in every state for unique topping and serving ideas.

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