Ok so I offered up an idea at work to do a rib feed as a fundraiser for a local food bank. On a much smaller scale. To date our company has donated around 6 million pounds of food, and this year our goal is another 900,000 pounds. Every year we have various fundraisers, breakfasts, burger cookouts, bake sales etc. so I figured the rib idea might take off. It looks like the idea is being mulled over by management, and so far I think they are 100% behind it and want to make it available for the whole company. It also looks like they are looking at sometime in October to do this, so there is still some time to plan. The company I work for currently has over 12,000 employees, which 6 to 7 thousand are "local" meaning they all work within a mile of where the main plant is. Im guessing that around 50 to 75% of the local employees will attend, so how many rack of ribs will it take to feed 3-5 thousand people? This is the part that scares me, Ive never attempted anything even remotely this size. The logistics of it all just seem imposible. And since i passed this idea on to managment Im pretty much out of the loop. I sit and wonder how this can possibly happen? Does managment have a football field size smoker I dont know about? I did hear that they have a contract with a local butcher shop to supply the meat so that is a start I guess. Has anybody out there done any REALLY large events like this? any ideas? HELP!