With so many restaurants incurring severe structural and financial damage as a result of the storm, members of New York City’s food-service industry have reacted with particular fervor in providing food and other resources to the city’s displaced. During and immediately after the disaster, restaurants unaffected by flood damage, with kitchens employing wood burning ovens and other equipment not affected by loss of power or gas, came to the aid of their communities by providing hot meals.
Today, 12 of the city's food trucks were deployed to locations around the city that are still without power — including Washington Square and Tompkins Square Park — in a joint effort between JetBlue and the New York City Food Truck Association. Vendors include Wafels & Dinges, Rickshaw Dumplings and Coolhaus. Eater has the full list of trucks and locations.
Brooklyn Kitchen took to Twitter yesterday with a call to action to help those in the Rockaways, one of the hardest hit coastal areas. “We're planning to go down to the Rockaways with supplies Please bring diapers, warm clothes and shoes to us and we'll deliver them.” Donations will continue through the day, with shovels and winter clothes among the most requested items.