Disaster feeding New Jersey/NYC

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  1. chefwriter

    chefwriter

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    Does anyone know who, besides the Red Cross, is providing foodservice for the displaced people from Sandy? I'm in between jobs and would like to help cook but don't know who to contact. 
     
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  2. macdoodle

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    Just ideas- how about figuring out what to do with those pumpkins roast some seeds and more..

    I'd contact  City Harvest.

    Local  soup kitchens,  I bet are understaffed too and may need  your expertise to figure out what to do with non standard donations that could be rolling in.

    Two of New York City’s largest food charities have stepped up to the plate in an effort to bring food to the citizens of a damaged city in the process of rebuilding. Citymeals-on-Wheels, the charity co-founded by James Beard and granddame of New York City food culture Gael Greene, has made a call for volunteers — especially those with cars. The charity has already delivered nearly 8,400 three-meal emergency boxes since Saturday, and Greene tweeted earlier, "Our exec director climbed 12 flights to bring 3 boxes of food 2 ailing elderly trapped in a SRO w/no power."

    City Harvest, another venerable charity, posted a photo to their Facebook page of two Armata Wholesalers carrying a box of cabbage. The produce company donated nearly 25,000 pounds of carrots, spinach, squash, and cabbage to help with relief efforts. Last week the organization received 39,000 pounds of pumpkins.

    In other relief news, Kellogg Co. donated $500,000 to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts via the American Red Cross and Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief charity.

    Read more: http://www.thedailymeal.com/sandy-s-aftermath-2-food-charities-deliver#ixzz2Avz5fU1S
     
  3. coup-de-feu

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    That's exciting!  I think it's great that you want to volunteer.  I love adventure cooking and volunteering is a great way to do it.  

    800-621-FEMA

    http://www.fema.gov/volunteer-donate-responsibly

    On this short a notice you might end up helping with a church group or something.  Having a CPR card and or a basic first aid card helps a lot and you can get both those in a day (tomorrow, for example).  Latter, contact you state fire fighters acadimy for info to get a basic fire-fighters certificate - all this stuff looks great on your "volunteer's resume". 

    Good luck

    CDF
     
  4. flipflopgirl

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    I would contact the Red Cross and the local food pantry.

    Kinda jealous...after Ike we were getting MRE's, bottled water and a bag of ice (only enough for one day).

    So every morning we had to line up again.

    Guess it kept our minds off of the disaster.

    mimi
     
  5. seabeecook

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    Contact Mercy Chefs at www.mercychefs.com/. The are currently deployed to the lower east side of Manhatten.