New York – The American Red Cross is committed to ensuring that people affected by Superstorm Sandy have access to food. To accomplish this, it is serving hot meals daily to residents across the hardest hit areas of New York City and Long Island through the end of the year. Additionally, it is now partnering with City Harvest and the Food Bank for New York City to provide meals.
The Red Cross is providing financial support to each of these food banks to bolster their capacity to serve more meals. The organization is working with these groups because they have the experience and capacity to provide large-scale and long-term community feeding in New York.
This partnership will allow the Red Cross to help provide an additional 60,000 meals a day for 60 days. People who need food can contact these organizations directly to get boxes with three days of food (two meals a day) for four people.
This new feeding model was developed in collaboration with a multi-agency task force of about 30 partners including government agencies, community organizations and grass-roots groups.
How to Get Food
New York residents affected by Sandy who need food will be able to get food boxes through a network of sites located in the hardest hit areas. Food boxes will contain approximately three days of food for four people, and will provide a variety of food, some of it ready-to-eat and some of it that can be prepared at home.
People who need food should call 3-1-1 in advance.
People can also contact City Harvest or the Food Bank for New York City:
New York City – Call 3-1-1
City Harvest – Call (646) 412-0979
Food Bank for New York City – Call (212) 894-8060
Movement of Pentecostal – 90-92 Summit St. and Columbia St.
Jewish Community Council of Canarsie – 1170 Pennsylvania Ave. and Flatlands Ave.
Mount Hebron Food for Life Food Pantry – 167 Chester St. and Pitkin Ave.
Shorefront Jewish Community Council – 3100 4th St. and Brighton Beach Ave.
Tomche Shabbos – Borough Park/Flatbush – 6225 New Utrecht Ave. and 62nd St.
Christian Church of Canarsie – 602 East 89th St. and Farragut Ave.
Gravesend Houses – 2793 West 33rd St. and Neptune Ave.
Marlboro Houses – 2304 West 8th St. and 86th St.
O’Dwyer Houses – 2945 West 33rd St. and Surf Ave.
Surfside East – 2926 West 25th St. and Mermaid Ave.
Coney Island Gospel Assembly – 2828 Neptune Ave. and W 29th St.
Wolcott Kitchen/ Red Hook Initiative – 110 Wolcott St. and Van Brunt St.
Iglesia El Tabernaculo – 2769 Stillwell Ave. and Neptune Ave
Iglesia Cristianos Jovenes – 8750 17th Ave. and Bath Ave
Kingsborough Community College – 2001 Oriental Blvd. and Decatur Ave
Loving Care Center – God’s Battalion – 454 Beach 67th St. and Thursby Ave.
Jewish Service Coalition – 433 Doughty Blvd. and Healy Ave.
First Presbyterian-Russell Sage Memorial Church – 869 Central Ave. and Beach 9th St.
First Baptist Church – H.O. Scott Education & Community Ctr./Peach Cobbler Kitchen Pantry – 1510 Redfern Ave. and Hassock St.
Ocean Bay Community Center – 57-10 Beach Channel Dr. & Beach 58th St.
Smallwater – Beach 96th St. between Rockaway Beach Blvd. and the actual shore
Church of the Nazarine – 1414 Central Ave. and Nameoke Ave.
Project Hospitality – 514 Bay St. and Sands St.
Christian Pentacostal Church – 900-910 Richmond Rd. and Ralph Pl.
LaRocca Pizza – 489 Midland Ave. and Kiswick St.
South Shore Kiwanis – 616 Midland Ave. and Baden Pl.
Saint Margaret Mary – 560 Lincoln Ave. and Olympia Blvd.
StarAmerica.org – 461 Midland Ave. and Moreland St.
VFW -– 575 Mill Rd. and Aviston St.