We can not thank you enough for your support. It is so amazing to see so many people come together to help with Sandy Relief. This is a critical time to help as the media moves to cover other events there will be a danger that the ongoing emergency will fade. We saw this after Katrina. Please consider becoming a long term Food Not Bombs volunteer helping with our groups on Staten Island, Brooklyn, Long Island and Manhattan. Our volunteers are preparing huge amounts of food but the need is so great we could use more donations and help. There will be many hungry and cold people struggling for many more months so your help is urgently needed.
We will be moving our Brooklyn kitchen to the YWCA at 30 Third Avenue at Atlantic this Saturday and Sunday. Please meet at 9:00 AM. We need volunteers to do many tasks including cooking, driving and providing help with the clean up.
We still need spices, snacks, rice, pasta, spices peanut butter, bread, plasticware, plates, trays and baby items. We could use drivers to help collect and deliver food in every area.
If you do not live in the New York area it is best to organize benefit concerts or other fundraising events to raise money. The cost of seeking housing and driving food into the city from far away is not very efficient. It is also not easy to house people since there are already over 40,000 additional homeless people as a result of Sandy. Everyone is so touched by your willingness to leave home to help but as you can see that would not be wise at this time.
If you do not live near the area ravaged by Sandy you may want to contact your local Food Not Bombs group to find out how they are organizing in your community. Many times so much aid is diverted to major disasters like Sandy that it has a huge impact on local programs where hundreds of people are already struggling to survive. If you have trouble finding your local Food Not Bombs chapter you can email us at email@example.com or call 1-800-884-1136. You are also welcome to start a Food Not Bombs chapter in your community. We have materials on line to help you start.
SEVEN STEPS TO STARTING A FOOD NOT BOMBS GROUP
VOLUNTEER LOCATIONS FOR THE SANDY RELIEF EFFORT
BROOKLYN SANDY RELIEF STAGING AREAS
Monday through Friday
Park Slope Community Church 251 12th St, 11215-3919 Brooklyn, NY
Saturday and Sunday
YWCA – 30 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11217 at the intersection of Atlantic and Third Avenue.
Bed-Stuy Food Not Bombs
We share food every Saturday at 3pm at Von King (Tompkins) Park at the corner of Marcy Avenue and Lafayette Avenue.
Bushwick Food Not Bombs
We serve every Wednesday at 3:00 pm at Bushwick Park which is located at Knickerbocker & Starr St in Brooklyn. Email us for details on the cooking location and times.
Manhattan Food Not Bombs is one of our longest active groups starting in 1989 cooking out of ABC No Rio for years. We now cook Sundays at the Catholic Worker at 36 East 1st Street, between First and Second avenues at 1 p.m. and share food in Tompkins Square Park from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday afternoons.
Please email CunderscoreG@gmail.com
The Staten Island Food Not Bombs chapter is seeking local volunteers to help in the years after the Sandy Relief Effort so this is a great time to get involved.
The distribution location is located at:
Tompkinsville Park – Bay Street, near Victory Blvd.
Please call 646-474-4713 for exact location.
Daltons Seaside Grill
108-02 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Rockaway Park, NY 11694
Long Island Food Not Bombs really needs you support.
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 516-668-2116
For more information visit http://www.lifnb.com/
Long Island Food Not Bombs is not only helping with the relief effort but the hope to continue organizing their annual World’s largest vegan Thanksgiving so your help is really needed. Here is the current schedule. Please visit their website for updates.
Long Island FNB meal schedule
Hempstead Food Share
When: Every Sunday @ 2:00pm
Where: Hempstead Train Station
W. Columbia St. & Station Plaza.
Hempstead NY 11550
Coram Food Share
When: Every Monday @ 5:30pm
Where: Coram Plaza
Coram NY 11727
Huntington Food Share
When: Every Tuesday @ 7pm
Where: E. 6th St. & Fairground Ave.
Huntington NY 11743
Farmingville Food Share
When: Every Thursday @ 7pm
Where: Horseblock Rd & Woodycrest Dr
Farmingville NY 11738
Wyandanch Food Share
When: Every Saturday @ Noon
Where: MLK Medical Center
Straight Path just south of LIRR station
Wyandanch, NY 11798
Bedstuy Food Share
When: Every Saturday @ 3pm
Where: Von King Park
Lafayette & Marcy Ave
Brooklyn NY 11216
Sandy Emergency Relief
You can also make a financial donation to:
Food Not Bombs
P.O. Box 424
Arroyo Seco, NM 87514