Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Superstorm Sandy Impacts NYC & NJ Food Banks

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Programs and services set up in NYC to house the homeless and feed those in need, are being put to the test with an increase in demand post Superstorm Sandy. Once charity that has stepped up to the challenge of helping feed New Yorkers impacted by the storm is 4-star City Harvest (featured as “Charity of the Week” in this week’s issue of The Week). This week alone, the charity reports that their trucks will deliver hundreds of thousands of pounds of food to emergency food programs across with city, including 11,000 turkeys.

Of course, food banks in NJ are seeing a similar increase in demand for their services post Sandy. The 4-star  charity, Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, says it distributed food for more than 1 million meals since Sandy hit. Another 4-star charity, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey is providing a daily distribution of more than 100,000 pounds of food to families facing loss and rebuilding since the storm.

You can find more information about these three charities, as well as many others responding to Superstorm Sandy, on our site here

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