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Tom's BBQ Forecast 2021: How to cook from home and help fight hunger

Tom's BBQ Forecast will be your destination for summer weather, great recipes and fighting hunger in our region.

SPOKANE, Wash. — We are back at the grill! KREM 2 is excited to announce that Tom's BBQ Forecast will be your destination for summer weather, great recipes and fighting hunger in our region.

KREM 2 Meteorologist Tom Sherry will serve up his favorite dishes from the KREM 2 Outdoor Weather Center every Thursday on KREM 2 News at 5 and 6 p.m. beginning May 27. He'll let you know the best night to grill and talk you through some delicious recipes to delight your friends and family with this summer. After a year apart, we are meeting at the BBQ this year to celebrate.

You will also have access to Tom's recipes at home. Just text the keyword "BBQ" to 509-448-2000 and KREM will send you a link to his recipe for the week.

We also want to see pictures of you at the grill, too, and share them with our viewers. Don't be shy! Send your grilling photos to 509-448-2000 or share them using the "Near Me" feature on the KREM 2 mobile app.

While Tom enjoys grilling for friends and family, he also loves supporting the fight against hunger. Every Thursday, he'll talk about the Beef Counts program that provides high-protein meat to area families struggling with hunger insecurity.  

KREM 2 partners with local ranchers, Rosauers and Second Harvest each summer to raise money for Beef Counts. You can help! Go to any area Rosauers location and purchase St. Helen's Beef. Ten cents from each pound of beef sold up to $50,000 will go toward feeding people in the Inland Northwest.  

What to know about Beef Counts

Beef Counts is a program that provides high-quality, protein-rich beef to families that struggle with food insecurity.

KREM 2 and our partners have helped serve 2.5 million servings of beef with the program since its inception in 2010, according to Second Harvest. 

Food distribution is done throughout the summer but Beef Counts celebrates with two major mobile markets in our area: one in the spring and one in the early fall. 

KREM 2 believes we all have a role in helping solve hunger and food insecurity in our region.  Many of our local families struggle with food insecurity, including children.  It's estimated that 1 in 5 children deal with hunger related issues. That's 86,000 kids in Eastern Washington & North Idaho, according to Second Harvest. 

Find past Tom's BBQ Forecast recipes below: