The lower torso and hands of a man wearing a grey t-shirt stirring something in a saucepan while standing next to a grill. A colorful bowl of bell peppers sits in the foreground.

What is Grill for Good?

Grill for Good is an initiative committed to bridging gaps through the unifying power of grilling. Recognizing the profound impact of sharing a meal, it stands as a beacon of unity and a commitment to positive change. By leveraging the communal nature of grilling, this initiative strives to make a tangible difference in the lives of those in need, envisioning a world where grilling becomes a powerful catalyst for compassion and understanding. In this shared future, Grill for Good aims to ensure that no one goes hungry, turning the transformative power of food into a force for social good.

2023 Grill for Good Giveaway Winner

Grill for Good

I am a burn survivor of 23 years now. 14 years ago I started a foundation that is called From Tragedy to Triumph Foundation. Our main goal is to offer college scholarships to young burn survivors. Since our foundation started 14 years ago we have awarded over 100 scholarships totaling $425,000.00. Every year we have a golf fundraiser to help support our foundation. We have raffles and what a great prize a Char-Griller would be.

2022 Winner of Char-Grillers's Grill for Good Giveaway

This year, I organized 8 camping trips for my son's elementary school. Taking kids and their families out to different areas of NY and teaching them how to camp and giving the kids a chance to bond outside of school. I organized the food, destination, packing lists and items needs by families. It was an amazing time, trying at times when 15-18 kids under 11 are screaming playfully, but amazing. The most amazing part was teaching the kids and parents how to cook over open fire, from breakfast to dinner, we did everything from prepare and cook chili, bake a cast iron cookie, to grill caught fish next to Crystal lake in the Catskills.
A man sits in a a wooden chair next to a table with a lantern and 2 metal tumblers on it. He is watching a woman playing with 2 children by the shore of a lake. A Char-Griller AKORN grill smokes in the foreground.

2021 Recipient

I partake in a group, Walk on Water Recovery where we take men and teens struggling with life altering addictions on a fishing retreat both in the summer and winter and take care of everything up on Lake of the Woods. All locals are welcomed to attend and come out and fish and meet the guys. We typically have 100-120 guys come up where friendships are made, fellowship happens, good food is ate, stories are shared, and a great time is had! This event means so much for the guys to get out and rejoice in their newfound way of life and to spread their stories to others.

Middleby Cares

Middleby Cares is committed to being a responsive, responsible, and respected community citizen. Our corporate giving initiative supports impactful community outreach activities. We engage with organizations located in proximity to our facilities that support food insecurity, education initiatives, youth program and needs for shelter and basic living necessities. Learn more at www.middleby.com/middleby-cares/.

Several people in a warehouse full of canned goods gather food in boxes for distribution
4 students and a chef instructor stand together in a commercial kitchen 4 people stand together for a group photo at a food tasting event. A large crowd is visible behind them and round white paper lanterns hang above.
4 students and a chef instructor stand together in a commercial kitchen 4 people stand together for a group photo at a food tasting event. A large crowd is visible behind them and round white paper lanterns hang above.