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“Volunteer Opportunities and Food Drive Info for Sandy Victims”

There are many ways to take part in helping the victims of Hurricane Sandy already listed on the Strong Buzz, but here are a few more resources and volunteer opportunities.

 

Manhattan Borough President Food Drive to Benefit Victims of Hurricane Sandy

 

A food drive will be held all week from 9am-6pm. Items in highest demand include:

 

- pouches of tuna, salmon or chicken
- Tuna or chicken salad meal kits (the kind that include crackers, a can of ready-made salad, & a fork)
- Applesauce cups (4-6 ounce)
- Juice boxes of 100% juice
- Crackers
- Breakfast bars/granola bars
- Bottled water
- Canned fruit or fruit cocktail in juice
- 8oz shelf-stable milk boxes
- Single-serve cereal boxes/cups
- Peanut butter
- Diapers

 

Time:
Monday through Friday
9AM to 6PM

 

Drop off Locations:
Manhattan Borough President's Office:
19th Floor South Lobby

 

Comptroller’s Office:
5th Floor, Room 517

 

Public Advocate’s Office:
15th Floor North

 

Contact:
(212) 669-8151 or
fooddrive@manhattanbp.org

 

Other ways to help:

*    Red Hook Initiative: http://rhicenter.org/tag/hurricane-relief/
*    Red Hook — https://redhook.recovers.org/
*    FUREE (Families United for Racial and Economic Equality): http://furee.org/
*    Help for the Rockaways: http://596acres.org/news/rockaway-current-needs/
*    Rockaway volunteering: http://rockawayhelp.com/how-can-i-help/
*    Drive supplies to the Rockaways: http://www.nycommunities.org/node/1520
*    Spreadsheet of items being collected for the Rockaways, drop-off location in Gowanus: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0Ajp7wwJfLHiwdC1NbVZITHc3RnJwLTc4YUFlczhhWkE&output=html
*    CAAAV: http://caaav.org/caaavs-still-taking-donations
*    Lower East Side — https://lowereastside.recovers.org
*    Astoria — https://astoria.recovers.org/
*    Staten Island --  https://statenisland.recovers.org/
*    FoodBank of New York City: http://volunteer.foodbanknyc.org/
*    NYC Service: http://www.nycservice.org/index.html
*    Blog compiling Sandy needs/volunteer opportunities: http://nycsandyneeds.wordpress.com/category/volunteer-2/
*    Fabulous map that is searchable for volunteer opportunities as well as vital information like gas availability: http://google.org/crisismap/2012-sandy-nyc
*    Public Advocate's list of volunteer opportunities http://action.advocate.nyc.gov/volunteer_list


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