Where to get food after Sandy
Mayor Michael Bloomberg enlisted the help of food trucks around the city in getting hot food to people who need it.
The initiative is being funded by donations to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, which has been receiving donations since Hurricane Sandy.
The food trucks were dispatched between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesday to distribution centers and locations in the areas hit hardest by the storm.
The mayor’s office confirmed to Metro that they will continue to do so as long as they’re needed, though hours can vary based on concerns such as weather.
On Wednesday, the trucks will be out from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. because of the storm expected in the afternoon.
The mayor’s office has said that this is in addition to the over 1.4. million meals that have already been handed out, as well as the local, grassroots groups and individuals that have been serving food in high needs areas.
“With the drop in temperature, hot meals are more necessary than ever,” the mayor said, repeating his concerns about how the city’s displaced and homeless will fare as the weather worsens and another storm approaches.
Nineteen trucks were out on Tuesday in various locations around Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.
The mayor’s office urges New Yorkers to check their website or call 311 when possible to get updates on food truck locations. They hope to bring on additional trucks to participate and possibly set up additional locations, and they anticipate that as the city recovers, area needs may change, and trucks may be relocated.