A Note From NYCFTA Director David Weber

by Laci - Uncategorized (Category)

Hello, everyone.

First and foremost, thank you for your support. Without your donations and your assistance in spreading the word, our effort to bring approximately 120,000 hot meals over the past two weeks to people devastated by Hurricane Sandy never would have happened.

To recap: The Mayor’s Fund has been sponsoring about 20-30 trucks a day to serve the 
Rockaways, Far Rockaways, Staten Island, Coney Island, Howard Beach, Breezy Point, and other areas of the city that have been devastated by Super Storm Sandy. You can see where these trucks have been dispatched each day on our blog here or by following our Twitter feed. Additionally, several corporate sponsors have stepped up to give.

Due to limited resources at the NYCFTA, which is a very small not-for-profit, and the large task we have of coordinating outreach efforts for the Mayors Fund to Advance NYC we are not able to facilitate the coordination of specific trucks to specific locations.  We are encouraging all donors to consider giving to the Mayors Fund and asking for funds to be earmarked for food truck outreach here. 

If you end up donating more than $1000 please email me the receipt and your Twitter or Facebook handle and we will give you a shout out for your donation to the Mayor’s Fund.

Alternatively, you can arrange for outreach with the truck of your choice by contracting directly with that truck.  You can link to all of the NYCFTA members here. Almost every truck has their contact info on their website. 

I apologize that we aren’t able to help further but we are putting all our resources into coordinating this tremendous outreach effort in partnership with the Mayors Fund to Advance NYC.  This weekend alone we are coordinating the distribution of close to 20k meals a day.

Lastly, if there is a particular location you know of in need, you can let us know by filling out this form and we will pass the information along to the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management and they might decide to dispatch a truck to that location.

All the best,

David