Last weekend, however, Fieri went viral for a totally different reason. After a devastating wildfire broke out in Redding, California, he jumped into action and went to help the Salvation Army feed the 14,000+ people (and still counting) who've been forced from their homes. "My son and I, and his buddies, and a bunch of mine, we loaded up our caravan from wine country and drove four hours up here....we have a makeshift kitchen set up with one of my trailers and a bunch of stoves [and] just did lunch for 750."
He did the exact same thing last year, when another devastating wildfire in Santa Rosa, California (his hometown) broke out and made 100,000+ residents homeless. From a makeshift kitchen in a parking lot, he served evacuees, volunteers, and firefighters a veritable feast which included chicken, pork loin, braised cabbage, mashed potatoes, and baked beans. And that's before we get to his donations to World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit which provided meals to the people of Puerto Rico following last year's hurricanes.