Hi, everyone and thank you so much for your overwhelming generosity! Our food truckers have reported back that the people we are providing hot meals to are EXTREMELY appreciative of your donations.
Because the need is still very much present, we’re extending our fundraising efforts with a second fundraising campaign. Please visit this page if you are able to help out:
Again, thank you so much.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the New York City Food Truck Association (NYCFTA) worked with Jetblue to deliver over 20,000 meals to our neighbors in NY and NJ without power. We would like your help to continue these efforts in the most severely affected areas on the coast of Staten Island, Queens, & Brooklyn.
On Friday 11/2, Jetblue gave out hot meals to 11k people without power in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn via 12 sponsored trucks.
On Saturday 11/3, Jetblue distributed hot meals to 10k people in Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Hoboken, NJ, via 11 sponsored 11 trucks.
Today, on Sunday 11/4 Jetblue distributed hot meals to 4k people in the Rockaways via 4 food trucks.
Many individuals and businesses have written and asked to see if they could sponsor a truck... and the answer is: Yes you can! And we will put your money to use immediately getting hot meals to those who need them.
TODAY, SUNDAY 11/4 with the money YOU donated by 12 noon, we were able to serve hot meals to 1k people in Brooklyn without power.
TOMORROW, Monday 11/5 with the money YOU donated, we are planning to serve another 2k hot meals to New Yorkers in Staten Island, the Rockaways, and Redhook.
What We Need
Food trucks are small businesses that are run by resourceful and caring entrepreneurs. They have the desire and infrastructure to help, but not the resources to do as much as they might like. Working with sponsors and the larger community helps us make a larger impact in helping those who are still suffering from the storm. We are looking for sponsorships to pay for food and fuel for food trucks to go out and serve communities in NYC that were most affected by Super Storm Sandy.
- A hot meal from a food truck costs about $7
- We are hoping to raise $7,000 to distribute 1,000 meals tomorrow
- All the money will go towards food and fuel for food trucks to sponsor outreach (minus the administrative costs of indiegogo)
If we cannot raise the full amount we will simply put the money raised towards food and fuel for trucks to donate what they can
What You Get
Depending on the amount you contribute you can get all sorts of fun goodies like free high-fives from your favorite truck, a social media shout out as a contributor, or even the ability to choose your favorite NYCFTA truck to serve in an affected communuity.
Many communities around NYC have been entirely destroyed by Super Storm Sandy. A hot meal is a small way to help those who have lost power, water, telephone access, and possibly even their home have a moment of comfort.
- We can move fast and get help out to those who need it quickly.
- We have been running outreach to affected communities for the past two days and have delivered more than 20,000 hot meals to those in need.
- Just check @nycfoodtruck for all the positive reports from the field about how this outreach has been received so far in areas affected by Sandy
Other Ways You Can Help
Even if you can’t contribute, it doesn’t mean you can’t help:
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