Large cities like New York usually only stock two to three days of food at average consumption levels, according to a statement from the head of Columbia University’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness as told to The New York Post. So the news that food deliveries have resumed amid the disaster recovery is a comfort.
In an effort to assuage concerns about food supply, food trucks have been given police escorts to travel on roads and bridges otherwise closed to public transportation. Major food supply links like the Hunts Point market are supplying produce and fast-selling staples like bread and milk so that consumers feel a return to normalcy.
For those displaced, many uptown restaurants are open and serving hot meals. Chipotle’s operating New York City locations are also running their "Boorito" promotion, offering burritos, burrito bowls, tacos, and salads for $2 to those in costume. The promotion runs nationwide as well.