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.