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Please donate today to continue to get hot food out to New Yorkers without power in the NYC area tomorrow!
David Weber
New York, New York
United States
3 Team Members

$51,761. THAT is the total amount, between our two indiegogo fundraisers, that you all were able to raise in a mere FIVE days... FIVE days!!!! Because you and others like you chose to give back, we have been able to serve 7,394 free, hot meals to people in New York and New Jersey who have no power and, in some of the worst cases, no homes.

You all are incredible and from the very bottoms of our hearts, we thank you for your incredible generosity.

Today, ten days after Super Storm Sandy struck, many are still living without lights and heat so we are continuing to serve via our partnership with The NYC Mayor's Fund to Advance NYC and several corporate sponsors. If you would still like to help bring hot meals to NY-ers, you can donate to the Mayors Fund and ask them to earmark the money for food truck emergency outreach.

Thank you and take care. 



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.  Inspired, we decided to reach out to the community to keep the outreach going in the most severely affected areas on the coast of Staten Island, Queens, & Brooklyn. In just two days, the global community responded in great force and we were able to raise over $27,000, more than TRIPLING the amount we  anticipated. We are incredibly thankful and want to keep the momentum going as there are still thousands without power.

Here is how we've helped on the ground so far:

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.

On Sunday 11/4 Jetblue distributed hot meals to 4k people in the Rockaways via 4 food trucks. NYC Food Truck Association raised money so fast from people like you via our last promotion, we were able to get 2 trucks out to deliver 1k more meals the same day.  

On Monday 11/5, we have eight trucks out to distribute hot meals to 3k people in Staten Island, the Rockaways, and Redhook.

Many individuals and businesses have written and asked if it is still possible to donate... and the answer is: Yes you can! And we will put your money to use immediately getting hot meals to those who need them.

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.

The Impact

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:

Thanks for taking the time to checkout and support the work we've been doing. 

raised by 302 people in 3 days
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$7,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on November 7, 2012
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  • $14USD
    2 meals = 1 free high five!

    Two meals... that could end up being 4 slices of pizza, two burgers, or 12 dumplings. Get a free high five from your favorite NYCFTA food truck at your convenience.

    74 out of 500 claimed
  • $70USD
    10 meals = twitter shout-out!

    Ten meals makes a big difference. You'd be brightening the day of a bunch of people... and we want you to get some credit. Give us your twitter id and we'll give you a shout out on twitter.

    79 out of 100 claimed
  • $700USD
    100 meals = nycfta post!

    Get a shout out on facebook.com and get listed on nycfoodtrucks.org as a friend of food trucks

    7 out of 10 claimed
  • $3,500USD
    500 meals = pick the truck!

    If you buy out a full 500 meals you can pick the truck who'll be out delivering the food. Not all NYCFTA members are running due to fuel shortages, but we'll do our best to get your favorite truck out to communities who need the help.

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