You can help Food Not Bombs provide food and logistical support for the survivors of Sandy.

October 30, 2012
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You can help Food Not Bombs provide food and logistical support for the survivors of Sandy.

SANDY RELIEF PROGRAM
http://www.foodnotbombs.net/relief.html


SANDY RELIEF LOGISTICS (Please help)

http://www.foodnotbombs.net/relief_logistics.html

 
WE ARE ASKING ALL FOOD NOT BOMBS GROUPS IN NORTH AMERICA TO JOIN IN.
( GROUPS IMPACTED BY SANDY ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT US WITH YOUR NEEDS)

Many of our east coast Food Not Bombs chapters are struggling to regroup. We need help from chapters less effected by Hurricane Sandy. It appears theta the Manhattan Food Not Bombs kitchen was flooded. We are not sure of the details on the rest of New York and Long Island. (PLEASE REPORT YOUR NEEDS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.) We are trying to set up staging areas on high ground near the most effected areas. Please email us your city, phone number and email address to menu@foodnotbombs.net We will add you to our lists in these categories.

A. Vehicles able to bring food and volunteers.
B. Food and cooking equipment ready to pick up on the way to the staging areas.
C. Collection areas for food, funds and equipment in your local area to send to the east coast. We need help setting up the staging areas and will post the addresses as soon as we know.

STAGING AREA A. Philadelphia area

STAGING AREA B. New York City area

STAGING AREA C. Connecticut area

STAGING AREA D. Rhode Island area

STAGING AREA D. Boston area

These are some of the things you can do to help us respond effectively to these disasters.
1. Organize a meeting this week – calling, emailing and posting flyers about the need for people to help and remember to include the day, time and location of the meeting.

2. At the meeting organize committees that will focus on seeking food donations, propane stoves, tanks of gas, tables and cooking equipment. Ask another committee to recruit more volunteers and organize another committee responsible for transportation. Another committee can organize benefit concerts and other fundraising projects.

3. Choose a time, date and location for where your vehicles will gather to take the trip to the disaster area.

4. Collect 25 and 50 pound bags of rice, beans, 25 and 50-pound bags of rice, beans, black-eyed peas, lentils and any other large amounts of dry goods, pasta cooking oil, spices and other non perishable food. We can also use propane stoves, kitchen equipment, pop up tents, sleeping tents, folding tables, water jugs, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, socks, medical equipment, batteries and other personal items.

5. Once on site you can organize your kitchen and encourage survivors to help prepare the next meal. This will be very helpful to those who may have lost their homes giving them a useful task to help ease their pain. They can help you set up the kitchen equipment, join your volunteers in collecting locally discarded produce, bread and other surplus food. Other volunteers can seek a source of fresh water and organize the resupply of water to the kitchen.

6. Contact us to report on your progress and request support by emailing our office at menu@foodnotbombs.net or calling us at 1-800-884-1136.

SANDY RELIEF PROGRAM
http://www.foodnotbombs.net/relief.html

You can help Food Not Bombs provide food and logistical support for the survivors of Sandy.

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