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Zarda Bar-B-Q and Royals star third baseman Hunter Dozier have teamed up to help feed those in need at the Bishop Sullivan Center.

Zarda Bar-B-Q and Royals outfielder Hunter Dozier have teamed up to help feed the hungry today at Bishop Sullivan Center. Zarda and Dozier have joined together to donate over 200 meals to some of KC’s less fortunate citizens this afternoon. The meals will include Zarda Pulled Pork Sandwiches, their world-famous Baked Beans and more!

Giving back to the community is very important to Zarda COO Terry Hyer and the entire Zarda family. According to Hyer, “We’ve been extremely fortunate over the years, so when Hunter came to us wanting to lend a hand, we thought that feeding the hungry at Bishop Sullivan Center was a great start. When baseball returns, we hope to do a whole lot more with Hunter to help KC together.”

Said Dozier, “It’s not easy in the restaurant business these days, so I couldn’t be prouder of Zarda for agreeing to team up together – especially during a time when there is no such thing as business as usual – and donating their time and their great BBQ to help feed some of the neediest folks in KC. It really means a lot.”

Bishop Sullivan serves both lunch and dinner from their renovated community kitchen, One City Café, at 3936 Troost and welcomes all who are hungry to join them in their spacious dining rooms. Community members who would like to help can make a donation to help with this meal program, or make a donation to their supplemental grocery program, provided once a month to over 1200 families, by visiting

According to Bishop Sullivan Center Director, Tom Turner, “We’re excited to work with Hunter and Zarda Bar-B-Q on this. We’ve partnered with Zarda Bar-B-Q and the Royals in the past and it’s really meant a lot to our organization. During this difficult time in Kanas City – and across the world – we’re grateful they’ve stepped up to help some people in need by providing a hot and delicious meal.”


Zarda Bar-B-Q Zarda was founded in Blue Springs in 1976 by three Zarda brothers, and today offers two locations, both with with drive-thru windows and curbside-to-go service through online ordering at Located on 7 Highway in Blue Springs, and just off 87th Street (at I-35) in Lenexa, both locations dish up a full selection of BBQ favorites, savory side orders and their own line of sauces and rubs. Zarda has been feeding the now Superbowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs at training camp for over 30 years and also won the title of Best Burnt Ends in Kansas City in Chowtown’s Best Burnt End Bracket competition. Zarda also offers beans, ribs, sauces and more in local and national grocery stores across the U.S.


Bishop John J. Sullivan led the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph from 1977 to 1993. Inspired by Christian faith, the Bishop Sullivan Center shows God’s love to people in financial hardship by providing food, help in finding jobs and other aid. Beyond material assistance, Bishop Sullivan Center strives to build relationships between those who live in poverty and those who do not, promoting mutual understanding and affirming the dignity of all. Working in service of that mission, they are making a difference in our community.


Hunter Dozier has been the starting third baseman and outfielder for the Kansas City Royals. The Royals selected Dozier eighth overall in the first round of the 2013 MLB draft. He made his MLB debut in 2016. Hunter is an established member of the Kansas City community and has partnered with several local charities and organizations. Bishop Sullivan’s mission is important to Hunter and he looks forward future work with Zarda-Bar-B-Q.