NYC's First-In Food Team Behind Hyperstorm "Sandy"

 
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NYC's First-In Food Team Behind Hyperstorm "Sandy"

NYC's First-In Food Team Behind Hyperstorm "Sandy"
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Getting fuel from friends to move our trucks.

Getting fuel from friends to move our trucks.
The storm's aftermath led to an extreme fuel shortage. Getting fuel to reach the most needy was one of our greatest challenges in the first few days. (view small | med | large | orig)

The water-mark: 6 feet above street level.

The water-mark: 6 feet above street level.
This is the door of a school in Coney Island showing the mark left behind by the storm surge after Sandy passed. (view small | med | large | orig)

All first-floor apartments were wiped out.

All first-floor apartments were wiped out.
Residents move all of their furniture, refigerators, stoves, kitchen cabinets on to the curb-it's all garbage now, after being submerged in Sandy's muddy waters. (view small | med | large | orig)

The River Fund's Initial Food Pack

The River Fund's Initial Food Pack
Ready to eat food, including Chicken, Tuna, Milk, Peanut Butter, Rasins, Fruit Blends, Pineapple Juice, Children's Vitamins, Toilet Paper, Water, Soups, and more-even pet food for those who need it. (view small | med | large | orig)

And it all fits in a blue bag.

And it all fits in a blue bag.
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Setting Up

Setting Up
At The River Fund we can set up a Mobile Pantry in 15 to 20 minutes, and serve 500 families in two hours. (view small | med | large | orig)

Setting up the clothing station.

Setting up the clothing station.
We set up a clothing station at the same time, so that families can get some critical items once their initial food needs are covered. (view small | med | large | orig)

It takes dozens of cases of each product...

It takes dozens of cases of each product...
...to feed hundreds of families. (view small | med | large | orig)

The line forms quickly.

The line forms quickly.
Within 30 minutes, over 250 families were already lined up. (view small | med | large | orig)

Funded

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Organization

The River Fund New York

Richmond Hill, New York, United States
http://www.riverfund-ny.org

Project Leader

Swami Durga Das

Executive Director
Richmond Hill, NY United States

Where is this project located?

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