New Food Truck Parking Spots Bill Proposed

 

 Quick update for you all: We will be live-tweeting from the public hearing regarding the newly proposed food truck legislation. Please follow #KeepOnTruckin for updates!

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Occasionally, we are asked why the NYC Food Truck Association (NYCFTA) exists. After all, NYC street vending is as old as NYC itself and street vendors seem to have gotten on fine, right?

OldSchoolFoodTruck

Food truck circa 1965 courtesy of brooklynhistory.org #KeepOnTruckin

While it’s true street vendors have always been a part of the city’s landscape, the nature of street vending has evolved tremendously over the years and, unfortunately, the antiquated rules which have been on the books since the turn of the century have not evolved with it.

For this reason, we applaud NYC Council Member Dan Garodnick for moving forward, and we look forward to meaningful conversations surrounding the many interests at stake here. Mr. Garodnick’s proposed legislation is a great start to the discussion but there are many details to work out. We would like to come up with something that serves all the stakeholders of NYC streets including food trucks, restaurants, and, most importantly, New Yorkers.

Courtesy of Wafels & Dinges.#KeepOnTruckin

Courtesy of Wafels & Dinges.

In general, part of what makes NYC vending so dynamic and responsive to the needs of New Yorkers is that it is a flexible, principles-based system. Allocating specific spots for trucks would be a substantial departure from the history and tradition of NYC street vending.

Additionally, while allocating specific food truck vending locations has worked well in some municipalities like Boston, it has gone extremely poorly in places like Chicago and Washington DC.  There are many unanswered questions about where these parking spots would be situated, the political process by which spots might be added or removed, how these spots would be allocated to vendors, and how these regulations would be enforced.

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NYCFTA #KeepOnTruckin

The NYCFTA prides itself on working with the public, local government, and community organizations to ensure that we are operating as good citizens. We joined forces with Mayor Bloomberg’s Office  and several NY-based companies in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, have seen great mutual success with our semimonthly Prospect Park Food Truck Rallies, enjoy a burgeoning relationship with Battery Park City food truck lot host Brookfield Place NY, and have raised funds for several area non-profits to benefit some of the least fortunate in our community. We regularly have representatives from the NY Police Department, Fire Department of NY, and NY Department of Health join our quarterly meetings to ensure openness with city officials and are currently working on two projects with classes from NYU.

We are grateful every day to serve our neighbors in the city we love and our goal is to ensure that we are able to continue to do so without the daily threat of being shut down thanks to outdated laws. Again, we thank Council Member Dan Garodnick (who also championed the legislation to lower vending fines from $1000 to $500) for bringing this discussion forward and we look forward to meaningful conversations surrounding the many interests at stake here.

"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success."- Henry Ford

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.”- Henry Ford
#KeepOnTruckin

Please consider signing our petition and sharing this post via Facebook and Twitter using #KeepOnTruckin if you believe that NYC food trucks stimulate culinary innovation, offer a valuable service to New Yorkers, help energize the streets, and are an important part of the social fabric of the city. We appreciate all your support and, as we like to say around here,

KEEP ON TRUCKIN’, NYC!

#KeepOnTruckin

 

Sejan’s Back with Big D’s Grub and Nuchas Empanadas!

 

“It seemed like one good deed fell onto another.”- Dennis Kum of Big D’s Grub.

In a nutshell, that is exactly how Super Storm Sandy relief happened. We continue to extend our sincerest thanks to these guys (and all Sandy Relief food truckers), the NYC Mayors Office, multiple corporate sponsors, food & NYC bloggers, and the public who donated and/or shared our messages.

Photo courtesy of Nuchas Empanadas.

Photo courtesy of Nuchas Empanadas.

In this guest blogger post, Sejan Yun sits down to chat with Big D’s Dennis Kum and Ariel Barbouth of Nuchas Empandas about some of the work they did in November to help NYC and the surrounding areas recover.

Take a short break from your day and listen to it here: WFL_ep3_NuchasBigDsGrub

Photo courtesy of Big D's Grub.

Photo courtesy of Big D’s Grub.

Big D (aka Dennis) is a native New Yorker born and raised with a big love of food.  While growing up in the culinary mecca of Queens, his family gatherings always featured good food with bold flavors influenced by Guyana, the American South and China in the spotlight. His dream is to share his passion for food with everyone and now it’s a reality with Big D’s Grub Truck.

Photo courtesy of Nuchas Empanadas.

Photo courtesy of Nuchas Empanadas.

Argentinian-born Ariel Barbouth is the man behind the Nuchas Empanada Empire. Together with Chef German Lucarelli, Barbouth brought together a delightful marriage of food, culture, and fun with the Times Square restaurant and the NYC-roaming food truck. With his flavorful, innovative empanadas, Barbouth is redefining hand-held foods.

Photo courtesy of Vimeo.com

Photo courtesy of Vimeo.com


Sejan Yun is a videographer and graphic designer based in Bushwick, Brooklyn. She’s produced wo/man-on-street videos of her fellow neighbors since 2008. Her “What’s For Lunch” podcast unites of her two favorite things: food and stories.

Guest Bloggers of the Week: Qainat Khan & Lucas Adams

 

It’s our very FIRST Guest Blogger post of 2013 and we are kicking it off with TWO bloggers and a podcast. 

Photo courtesy of Chris Kasprak.

Photo courtesy of Chris Kasprak.

Qainat Khan is a recent graduate of the Columbia Journalism School who realized very, very late in her education that she wanted to be a public radio producer. She is slowly working her way up the food chain. In the meantime, you can follow her on tumblr at Folks on Film. Having taken a ride on a food truck, she hopes to be working on one in the greater Boston area, where the next leg of her career/journey has taken her. In her free time, Qainat enjoys watching FX sitcoms on Netflix (having finished Louie, it’s on to It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), and planning her return to Maine. In her piece, Qainat and Lucas Adams give you an intimate glimpse into some of the Sandy Relief work that the Rickshaw Dumpling Truck did in November 2012.

 

SANDY, THEN… AND NOW.

By Qainat Khan and Lucas Adams

Graffiti near where the Rickshaw Dumpling parked in the Rockaways.

Graffiti near where the Rickshaw Dumpling parked in the Rockaways.

 It’s been almost two months since Hurricane Sandy hurtled across the eastern seaboard. Since then, most of New York has bounced back, as if the storm never even happened. In other places like the Jersey Shore, the Rockaways, southern Brooklyn and Staten Island still face the enormous task of rebuilding homes, businesses and entire neighborhoods.

A line of residents and volunteers wait for their hot meal.

A line of residents and volunteers wait for their hot meal.

In the early stages of the recovery, volunteers poured in from other boroughs and other states to come to the devastated neighborhoods’ aid, bringing food and warm clothes. Thanks to funding from corporations and later the Mayor’s Fund, New York City’s food trucks were mobilized and spent most of November delivering free food to residents and volunteers in devastated neighborhoods.

Two weeks after the storm, we rode along with Danny Waits, who works on the Rickshaw Dumpling Truck, when he and his co-worker Darren Troy drove out to Rockaway, Queens to deliver hot food.

 Take a listen here.

The Rockaway boardwalk as seen through the food truck. Convoys of electric company trucks, bulldozers and sand and debris litter the formerly cheery scene.

The Rockaway boardwalk as seen through the food truck. Convoys of electric company trucks, bulldozers and sand and debris litter the formerly cheery scene.

With the task of rebuilding looming ahead and as Sandy recedes from the public eye and mind, it is easy to forget the chaos the storm brought, and the hard work that volunteers and residents put in immediately following it. It is also less apparent how volunteers can help in this second stage of reconstruction. Now is the time of filing insurance claims, contractors, construction crews and government aid.

Danny hands off an order of dumplings to a resident.

Danny hands off an order of dumplings to a resident.

Under a great deal of pressure and criticism from New Jersey and New York representatives, Congress passed an initial 9.7 billion dollar relief package at the beginning of the year. An even more generous bill is up for consideration in the coming days.

Darren Troy, 26, amidst the steam from the cooking dumplings

Darren Troy, 26, amidst the steam from the cooking dumplings

Perhaps Danny is right, and there won’t be a boardwalk where Rickshaw Dumpling Truck can return to this summer…

A volunteer shares his bread with a baby.

A volunteer shares his bread with a baby.

 But from what we saw in the early weeks and the continuing months—the resilience of the neighborhoods, residents’ strong spirits in the face of such loss, the volunteers and workers who have put their “best soul forward,”—it seems safe to say that the red and blue truck will be parked alongside beach-goers some summer very soon.

 

 

A Purpose Remembered

Deborah Smith, owner of Green Pirate juice truck, shares her experience working on Sandy Relief efforts in the NYCFTA’s partnership with the NYC Mayor’s Office. We thank her for the time and energy that went into helping out.

There is a silver lining to every dark cloud, at least that is my point of view after spending the past month participating in direct relief work to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy.  My business is a mobile fresh squeezed juice and healthy food truck called Green Pirate.  We have been temporarily shut out of our regular market due to water damage from the floods and on the days just after the storm, I had a tremendous amount of produce remaining that would need to be juiced or it would go bad.  It seemed like an obvious choice to use it to help feed people who were stuck in places with no power, no hot water and many of whom had just lost their homes or watched their entire neighborhood get swept away.  I was also in the unique position of owning two trucks both with fuel in them. I joined forces with my friends and neighbors and our missions began, first to Rockaway where we have friends and then to other areas in need.  At first we brought clothes, blankets, flashlights and water. We quickly realized there was a tremendous need for hot food and for extra hands to help dig out basements so we began organizing.

Photo courtesy of PressTV.com

Showing up in a neighborhood that has been devastated to provide a service to the people in need there is no small feat. It requires a resilience and a thick skin to smile through the long, sad faces, the scent of anger and despair, the resentment, the fear of what’s coming when it gets colder, and just plain shock and awe that everything these people once loved is now gone. I was raised by a firefighter and grew up around these kinds of situations (emergency fire radio in our house and my father was a first responder) so it gave me an enormous sense of pride to join the many brave workers who have been at the forefront of the recovery efforts. This was more than enough reward for my effort and it really felt good to be doing something. What I hadn’t realized was that this relief work would land me right back on the path of my original intention for my business.

A few weeks after the storm, my truck was accepted to participate in a sponsorship by the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. Alongside my fellow food truckers in the NYCFTA, we were connected with sponsors and hired to bring 500 hot meals per day to specific designated areas where the need was great. In exchange we were compensated and given a team of wonderful dispatchers and social media coordinators to oversee the effort to its success. Suddenly I was being paid for the work I was already doing, but more so than that, in a partnership with the Mayor.  In all of my (16) years living in NYC, I have never seen such a powerful working model as this: private sector directly funding a small business to provide an invaluable service- hot meals- to the people in need.  On our second or third day out, it suddenly hit me: this was why I started my business in the first place. This was the goal. Community programs, health education and free food and juice, sponsored by companies that want to make a difference in this city, and facilitated by the one and only funky juice truck!

Photo courtesy of Juice Pirate.

In 2006 when we first planted the seeds to open up a mobile fresh squeezed juice truck, we were on a mission. We wanted to find a way to spread the word about living a happier, healthier, sexier and more fun lifestyle, and how it didn’t have to be so terrible to eat healthy.  We dreamed of turning the whole city onto drinking fresh squeezed juices and teaching them preventative health care practices, while blasting dance music out of the speakers on the roof of our mobile juice bar! We spent hours at a time envisioning all the ways that something like a mobile juice truck could reach more people and therefore spread the message further. We loved the idea that you didn’t need to already identify as “healthy” to have an interaction with the juice truck, because it would be parked on your corner in your neighborhood, playing your favorite song, your kid would start jumping around and the next thing you know you are laughing and thinking, “Ah what the heck, alright I’ll try a fresh juice.”

One year later Green Pirate hit the streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan and set out to sail what would be a much rougher course then we ever imagined. Over the past 6 years we became inundated with all the stereotypical obstacles of a small business, including some particularly odd scenarios due to our industry’s “old world” practices that are still in place. Turf wars, ice cream mafia, extreme weather conditions and mastering a diesel engine were just a few of the things that never even crossed our minds as potential conflicts. After a while we did what any small business would do, focus on one thing: JUICE. That’s it, that’s all we do. We make juice. That’s what we’re good at, that’s what we do.  It’s been a struggle all the way and we’re still out there, but I honestly think that if not for this storm and the shift of focus it brought into all of our lives, I may not have had the realization that this was my original dream.

Photo courtesy of Green Pirate.

Now that I have seen this program in action, I am committed to building it into my business model.  Five days a week we sell juice to those who can afford it, and at least one day a week we are available to be sponsored, and you can send the fearless Juice Pirates into the city to provide delicious, nutritious, foods and fresh juices to people who need it – whether it be a school of children or a group of construction workers rebuilding a neighborhood or a community that does not have access to affordable healthy foods, we can go there and help to inspire, educate and feed them and hopefully brighten their day as well as turn them onto healthy, juicy living!

I have always believed that if we are not willing to be part of the solution, then we are part of the problem and it is our responsibility to help our fellow humans out if we can. I’m grateful to the Mayor’s Fund and all the people that made our partnership possible for helping me to remember that. #SandyUnites. 

Friday, Nov. 30th Outreach Relief Trucks

New York is the biggest collection of villages in the world. -Alistair Cooke

#NeighborsHelpingNeighbors

Photo courtesy of Chef Rocco Dispirito & the Now Eat This Truck.

We continue to thank all who have made this possible, especially the NYC Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the Film Food Festival, our corporate sponsors, and our indiegogo fundraiser contributors from around the world. Hot sandwiches, burgers, soup, coffee, rice bowls, tacos, and even sweets are on the menu today for the thousands of people still putting their lives back in order after Super Storm Sandy changed everything. To date, we’ve served over 260,000 hot meals and have plenty more to give out to our neighbors hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy. Let’s go.

Today, the following food trucks will be in:

BROOKLYN (12pm-4pm)
Palenque: Salt and Sea Mission (17th between Surf and Mermaid)
Takumi Taco Cart: Salt and Sea Mission (17th between Surf and Mermaid)

QUEENS (12pm-4pm)
Bian Dang: 87-15 rockaway beach blvd( between beach 87th and 88th)
Milk Truck: St. Francis de Sales: Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th Street, Belle Harbor
Rickshaw Dumplings: Christ Community Church: Rockaway Point Boulevard and 208st, Breezy Point
Toum: St. Francis de Sales: Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th Street, Belle Harbor
Note: Sometimes the trucks have to change locations. Please click their name on this page, follow @NYCFoodTruck on Twitter (and say hi!), or subscribe to this Twitter List for the most up-to-date details on all Outreach Relief trucks.

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If you’re in need of help or want to volunteer:
We’ve also heard amazing requests from you on how much you want to help donate your time or resources to the effort. We’re humbled by the caring and concern of the NYC community for those in need, but also understand from our partners that there’s more to an organized relief effort than donation of time and supplies. We’d encourage those that want to lend a hand to look into the below groups and work with existing organizations to have the greatest impact.
Time Out New York’s “How to Help Out After Sandy”
American Red Cross
NYC Service
New York Cares
New Jersey’s Volunteer Emergency Response

Thursday, Nov. 29th Outreach Relief Trucks

Photo courtesy of Palenque.

“We cannot accomplish all that we need to do without working together.”- Bill Richardson

We continue to thank all who have made this possible, especially the NYC Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the Film Food Festival, our corporate sponsors, and our indiegogo fundraiser contributors from around the world. Hot sandwiches, burgers, soup, coffee, rice bowls, tacos, and even sweets are on the menu today for the thousands of people still putting their lives back in order after Super Storm Sandy changed everything. To date, we’ve served over 250,000 hot meals and have plenty more to give out to our neighbors hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy. Let’s go.

Today, the following food trucks will be in:

BROOKLYN (12pm-4pm)
Eddies Pizza Cart: Coffey Park, 85 Richards Street, Red Hook
Mike ‘n Willie’s: 2828 Neptune Ave, Brighton Beach
Valducci’s Original Pizza: 2828 Neptune Ave, Brighton Beach

QUEENS (12pm-4pm)
Coolhaus: Church of the Nazarene, 1414 Central Ave. Far Rockaway
Gorilla Cheese NYC: Church of the Nazarene, 1414 Central Ave. Far Rockaway
La Bella Torte: Christ Community Church: Rockaway Point Boulevard and 208st, Breezy Point
Original Soup Man Truck: 87-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd (between Beach 87th and 88th) Rockaway Park
Note: Sometimes the trucks have to change locations. Please click their name on this page, follow @NYCFoodTruck on Twitter (and say hi!), or subscribe to this Twitter List for the most up-to-date details on all Outreach Relief trucks.

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If you’re in need of help or want to volunteer:
We’ve also heard amazing requests from you on how much you want to help donate your time or resources to the effort. We’re humbled by the caring and concern of the NYC community for those in need, but also understand from our partners that there’s more to an organized relief effort than donation of time and supplies. We’d encourage those that want to lend a hand to look into the below groups and work with existing organizations to have the greatest impact.
Time Out New York’s “How to Help Out After Sandy”
American Red Cross
NYC Service
New York Cares
New Jersey’s Volunteer Emergency Response

Wednesday, Nov. 28th Outreach Relief Trucks

Photo courtesy of Mexico Blvd.

“One is not born into the world to do everything but to do something.”- Henry David Thoreau

We continue to thank all who have made this possible, especially the NYC Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the Film Food Festival, our corporate sponsors, and our indiegogo fundraiser contributors from around the world. Hot sandwiches, burgers, soup, coffee, rice bowls, tacos, and even sweets are on the menu today for the thousands of people still putting their lives back in order after Super Storm Sandy changed everything. To date, we’ve served over 250,000 hot meals and have plenty more to give out to our neighbors hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy. Let’s go.

Today, the following food trucks will be in:

BROOKLYN (12pm-4pm)
Fun Buns: Gravesend Houses, West 33rd St and Neptune Avenue, Coney Island
Mudtruck:
Coffey Park, 85 Richards Street, Red Hook 
Souvlaki GR:
2828 Neptune Ave, Brighton Beach    
Sweetery NYC:
2828 Neptune Ave, Brighton Beach

QUEENS (12pm-4pm)
Andys Italian Ices: St. Francis de Sales: Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th Street, Belle Harbor
Chinese Mirch: St. Francis de Sales: Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th Street, Belle Harbor
Seoul Food: Church of the Nazarene, 1414 Central Ave. Far Rockaway
Taco Bite: Christ Community Church: Rockaway Point Boulevard and 208st, Breezy Point
The Treats Truck: Church of the Nazarene, 1414 Central Ave. Far Rockaway
Wafels & Dinges: Christ Community Church: Rockaway Point Boulevard and 208st, Breezy Point

Note: Sometimes the trucks have to change locations. Please click their name on this page, follow @NYCFoodTruck on Twitter (and say hi!), or subscribe to this Twitter List for the most up-to-date details on all Outreach Relief trucks.

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If you’re in need of help or want to volunteer:
We’ve also heard amazing requests from you on how much you want to help donate your time or resources to the effort. We’re humbled by the caring and concern of the NYC community for those in need, but also understand from our partners that there’s more to an organized relief effort than donation of time and supplies. We’d encourage those that want to lend a hand to look into the below groups and work with existing organizations to have the greatest impact.
Time Out New York’s “How to Help Out After Sandy”
American Red Cross
NYC Service
New York Cares
New Jersey’s Volunteer Emergency Response

Tuesday, Nov. 27th Outreach Relief Trucks

Photo courtesy of Pizza Luca.

“Make a difference about something other than yourselves.”- Toni Morrison

We continue to thank all who have made this possible, especially the NYC Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the Film Food Festival, our corporate sponsors, and our indiegogo fundraiser contributors from around the world. Hot sandwiches, burgers, soup, coffee, rice bowls, tacos, and even sweets are on the menu today for the thousands of people still putting their lives back in order after Super Storm Sandy changed everything. To date, we’ve served over 250,000 hot meals and have plenty more to give out to our neighbors hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy. Let’s go.

Today, the following food trucks will be in:

BROOKLYN (12pm-4pm)
Blend Express: Coffey Park, 85 Richards Street, Red Hook
Korilla: 2828 Neptune Ave, Brighton Beach
Mexico Blvd: 2828 Neptune Ave, Brighton Beach
Morris Grilled Cheese: Coffey Park, 85 Richards Street, Red Hook
Tribeca Taco: Gravesend Houses, West 33rd St and Neptune Avenue, Coney Island

QUEENS (12pm-4pm)
Cupcake Crew: St. Francis de Sales: Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th Street, Belle Harbor
Green Pirate Juice Truck: Christ Community Church: Rockaway Point Boulevard and 208st, Breezy Point
Jiannetto’s Pizza & Catering: St. Francis de Sales: Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th Street, Belle Harbor
Mike n Willies: Church of the Nazarene, 1414 Central Ave. Far Rockaway
Schnitzel & Things: Church of the Nazarene, 1414 Central Ave. Far Rockaway
Trusty Truck: Christ Community Church: Rockaway Point Boulevard and 208st, Breezy Point

Note: Sometimes the trucks have to change locations. Please click their name on this page, follow @NYCFoodTruck on Twitter (and say hi!), or subscribe to this Twitter Listfor the most up-to-date details on all Outreach Relief trucks.

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If you’re in need of help or want to volunteer:
We’ve also heard amazing requests from you on how much you want to help donate your time or resources to the effort. We’re humbled by the caring and concern of the NYC community for those in need, but also understand from our partners that there’s more to an organized relief effort than donation of time and supplies. We’d encourage those that want to lend a hand to look into the below groups and work with existing organizations to have the greatest impact.
Time Out New York’s “How to Help Out After Sandy”
American Red Cross
NYC Service
New York Cares
New Jersey’s Volunteer Emergency Response
Community Emergency Response Teams

Monday, Nov. 26th Outreach Relief Trucks

Photo courtesy of Pizza Luca.

“Increase your joy by doing the good you wish to have done to you.”- Daisaku Ikeda

We continue to thank all who have made this possible, especially the NYC Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the Film Food Festival, our corporate sponsors, and our indiegogo fundraiser contributors from around the world. Hot sandwiches, burgers, soup, coffee, rice bowls, tacos, and even sweets are on the menu today for the thousands of people still putting their lives back in order after Super Storm Sandy changed everything. To date, we’ve served over 250,000 hot meals and have plenty more to give out to our neighbors hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy. Let’s go.

Today, the following food trucks will be in:

BROOKLYN (12pm-4pm)
Big D’s Grub: 2828 Neptune Ave, Brighton Beach
Eddie’s Truck: Gravesend Houses, West 33rd St and Neptune Avenue, Coney Island
Nuchas: 2828 Neptune Ave, Brighton Beach
Pizza Luca: Coffey Park, 85 Richards Street, Red Hook

QUEENS (12pm-4pm)
Coolhaus: Church of the Nazarene, 1414 Central Ave. Far Rockaway
Domo Taco: St. Francis de Sales: Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th Street, Belle Harbor
Fishing Shrimp: Christ Community Church: Rockaway Point Boulevard and 208st, Breezy Point
Gorilla Cheese NY: Church of the Nazarene, 1414 Central Ave. Far Rockaway
La Bella Torte: St. Francis de Sales: Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th Street, Belle Harbor
Milk Truck: Breezy Point Fire Dept. 2045 Rockaway Point Blvd., Rockaway Point
Phil’s Steaks: Beach 41st Houses: 3820 Beach Channel Drive, Edgemere
Solber Pupusas: Beach 49th Street and Beach Channel Drive, Arverne
Steaks ‘n Crepes: St. Francis de Sales: Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th Street, Belle Harbor
Toum: Christ Community Church: Rockaway Point Boulevard and 208th St, Breezy Point

Note: Sometimes the trucks have to change locations. Please click their name on this page, follow @NYCFoodTruck on Twitter (and say hi!), or subscribe to this Twitter List for the most up-to-date details on all Outreach Relief trucks.

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If you’re in need of help or want to volunteer:
We’ve also heard amazing requests from you on how much you want to help donate your time or resources to the effort. We’re humbled by the caring and concern of the NYC community for those in need, but also understand from our partners that there’s more to an organized relief effort than donation of time and supplies. We’d encourage those that want to lend a hand to look into the below groups and work with existing organizations to have the greatest impact.
Time Out New York’s “How to Help Out After Sandy”
American Red Cross
NYC Service
New York Cares
New Jersey’s Volunteer Emergency Response
Community Emergency Response Teams

Sunday, Nov. 25th Outreach Relief Trucks

Photo courtesy of the Trusty Truck.

We continue to thank all who have made this possible, especially the NYC Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the Film Food Festival, our corporate sponsors, and our indiegogo fundraiser contributors from around the world. Hot sandwiches, burgers, soup, coffee, rice bowls, tacos, and even sweets are on the menu today for the thousands of people still putting their lives back in order after Super Storm Sandy changed everything. To date, we’ve served over 250,000 hot meals and have plenty more to give out to our neighbors hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy. Let’s go.

Today, the following food trucks will be in:

BROOKLYN (12pm-4pm)
Cupcake Crew: Coffey Park, 85 Richards Street, Red Hook
Blend Express: 2828 Neptune Ave, Brighton Beach
Palenque: 2828 Neptune Ave, Brighton Beach
Bian Dang: Gravesend Houses, West 33rd St and Neptune Avenue, Coney Island

QUEENS (12pm-4pm)
The Treats Truck: St. Mary’s: 1920 New Haven Avenue, Far Rockaway
Rickshaw Dumplings: Beach 41st Houses: 3820 Beach Channel Drive, Edgemere
Chinese Mirch: Church of the Nazarene, 1414 Central Ave. Far Rockaway
Andys Italian Ices: St. Francis de Sales: Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th Street, Belle Harbor
Souvlaki GR: St. Francis de Sales: Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th Street, Belle Harbor
Kimchi Taco: Church of the Nazarene, 1414 Central Ave. Far Rockaway
Schnitzel & Things: Christ Community Church: Rockaway Point Boulevard and 208st, Breezy Point
Takumi Taco: Beach 49th Street and Beach Channel Drive, Arverne
Taco Bite: Redfern Houses Community Center, Hassock Street & Beach Channel Drive, Far Rockaway

Note: Sometimes the trucks have to change locations. Please click their name on this page, follow @NYCFoodTruck on Twitter (and say hi!), or subscribe to this Twitter List for the most up-to-date details on all Outreach Relief trucks.

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If you’re in need of help or want to volunteer:
We’ve also heard amazing requests from you on how much you want to help donate your time or resources to the effort. We’re humbled by the caring and concern of the NYC community for those in need, but also understand from our partners that there’s more to an organized relief effort than donation of time and supplies. We’d encourage those that want to lend a hand to look into the below groups and work with existing organizations to have the greatest impact.
Time Out New York’s “How to Help Out After Sandy”
American Red Cross
NYC Service
New York Cares
New Jersey’s Volunteer Emergency Response
Community Emergency Response Teams

Saturday, Nov. 24th Outreach Relief Trucks

 

Photo courtesy of Green Pirate Juice.

We have served over 250,000 hot meals. That is an astounding number matched only by the astounding outpouring of support from the community. We’re going to keep it up and have 20 food trucks gearing up right now to head back out into some of the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy.

We continue to thank all who have made this possible, especially the NYC Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the Film Food Festival, our corporate sponsors, and our indiegogo fundraiser contributors from around the world. Hot sandwiches, burgers, soup, coffee, rice bowls, tacos, and even treats are on the menu today for the thousands of people still putting their lives back in order after Super Storm Sandy changed everything. Please help us to spread the word.

Today, the following food trucks will be in:

BROOKLYN (12pm-4pm)
Solber Pupusas: Coffey Park, 85 Richards Street, Red Hook
Big D’s Grub: 2828 Neptune Ave, Brighton Beach
Coolhaus: 2828 Neptune Ave, Brighton Beach
Sweetery NYC: Gravesend Houses, West 33rd St and Neptune Avenue, Coney Island

QUEENS (12pm-4pm)
The Treats Truck: St. Francis de Sales: Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th Street, Belle Harbor
Domo Taco: Breezy Point Fire Dept. 2045 Rockaway Point Blvd., Rockaway Point
Eddie’s Pizza: St. Mary’s: 1920 New Haven Avenue, Far Rockaway
Hibachi Heaven: Beach 41st Houses: 3820 Beach Channel Drive, Edgemere
Mike ‘n Willies: American Legion Hall: 209 Cross Bay Boulevard, Broad Channel
Now Eat This: St. Francis de Sales: Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th Street, Belle Harbor
Phil’s Steaks: Church of the Nazarene, 1414 Central Ave. Far Rockaway
Pizza Luca: Church of the Nazarene, 1414 Central Ave. Far Rockaway
Steaks ‘n Crepes: Christ Community Church: Rockaway Point Boulevard and 208st, Breezy Point
Takumi Taco: Redfern Houses Community Center, Hassock Street and Beach Channel Drive, Far Rockaway
Toum: Beach 41st Houses: 3820 Beach Channel Drive, Edgemere
Tribeca Taco: Beach 49th Street and Beach Channel Drive, Arverne

Note: Sometimes the trucks have to change locations. Please click their name on this page, follow @NYCFoodTruck on Twitter (and say hi!), or subscribe to this Twitter List for the most up-to-date details on all Outreach Relief trucks.

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If you’re in need of help or want to volunteer:
We’ve also heard amazing requests from you on how much you want to help donate your time or resources to the effort. We’re humbled by the caring and concern of the NYC community for those in need, but also understand from our partners that there’s more to an organized relief effort than donation of time and supplies. We’d encourage those that want to lend a hand to look into the below groups and work with existing organizations to have the greatest impact.
Time Out New York’s “How to Help Out After Sandy”
American Red Cross
NYC Service
New York Cares
New Jersey’s Volunteer Emergency Response
Community Emergency Response Teams

Friday, Nov. 23rd Outreach Relief Trucks

Photo courtesy of Nuchas Empanadas.

“One is not born into the world to do everything but to do something.“- Henry David Thoreau

With that in mind, we continue to serve many people throughout Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island today. We also thank all who have made this possible, including the NYC Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the Film Food Festival, our corporate sponsors, and our indiegogo fundraiser contributors from around the world. Hot sandwiches, burgers, soup, coffee, rice bowls, tacos, and even treats are on the menu today for the thousands of people still putting their lives back in order after Super Storm Sandy changed everything. Please help us to spread the word.

Today, the following food trucks will be in:

BROOKLYN (12pm-4pm)
Solber Pupusas: 2828 Neptune, Brighton Beach
The Treats Truck: 2828 Neptune, Brighton Beach
Country Boys: Coffey Park, 85 Richards Street, Red Hook
Takumi Taco Cart: Gravesend Houses, West 33rd St and Neptune Avenue, Coney Island

STATEN ISLAND (12PM-4PM)
Chinese Mirch: Miller Field: Corner of Mill Road and New Dorp Lane

QUEENS (12pm-4pm)
Bian Dang: American Legion Hall: 209 Cross Bay Boulevard, Broad Channel
Cupcake Crew: Beach 49th Street and Beach Channel Drive
Empanada Food Truck: Redfern Houses Community Center, Hassock Street & Beach Channel Drive
Fishing Shrimp: Church of the Nazarene, 1414 Central Ave. Far Rockaway
Kimchi Tacos: Beach 41st Houses: 3820 Beach Channel Drive, Far Rockaways
La Bella Torte: Christ Community Church: Rockaway Point Boulevard & 208th St, Breezy Pt.
Morris Truck: Church of the Nazarene, 1414 Central Ave. Far Rockaway
Nuchas Empanadas: St. Francis de Sales: Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th Street, Belle Harbor
Breezy Point Fire Dept. 2045 Rockaway Point Blvd., Rockaways
Schnitzel & Things: St. Mary’s: 1920 New Haven Avenue, Rockaways
Steaks ‘n Crepes: Beach 41st Houses: 3820 Beach Channel Drive, Far Rockaways
Sweetery NYC: Redfern Houses Community Center, Hassock Street & Beach Channel Drive
Taco Bite: Christ Community Church: Rockaway Point Boulevard & 208th St, Breezy Pt.
Blend Express: St. Francis de Sales: Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th Street, Belle Harbor
Seoul Food: Beach 49th Street and Beach Channel Drive

Note: Sometimes the trucks have to change locations. Please click their name on this page, follow @NYCFoodTruck on Twitter, or subscribe to this Twitter List for the most up-to-date details on all Outreach Relief trucks.

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If you’re in need of help or want to volunteer:
We’ve also heard amazing requests from you on how much you want to help donate your time or resources to the effort. We’re humbled by the caring and concern of the NYC community for those in need, but also understand from our partners that there’s more to an organized relief effort than donation of time and supplies. We’d encourage those that want to lend a hand to look into the below groups and work with existing organizations to have the greatest impact.
Time Out New York’s “How to Help Out After Sandy”
American Red Cross
NYC Service
New York Cares
New Jersey’s Volunteer Emergency Response
Community Emergency Response Teams

Wednesday, Nov. 21st Outreach Relief Trucks

Photo courtesy of Wafels & Dinges.

“It takes each of us to make a difference for all of us.”- Jackie Mutcheson

With that in mind, we continue to serve many people throughout Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island today. We also thank all who have made this possible, including the NYC Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the Film Food Festival, our corporate sponsors, and our indiegogo fundraiser contributors from around the world. Hot sandwiches, burgers, soup, coffee, rice bowls, tacos, and even treats are on the menu today for the thousands of people still putting their lives back in order after Super Storm Sandy changed everything. Please help us to spread the word.

Today, the following food trucks will be in:

BROOKLYN (12pm-4pm)
Domo Taco: Holy Family Catholic Church, 9719 Flatlands Avenue, Canarsie
Eddies Pizza Truck: Gerritsen Beach Fire Dept: Seba Ave. between Canton Ct. & Dare Ct.
Mexico Blvd: 2828 Neptune, Brighton Beach
Hibachi Heaven: Gravesend Houses, West 33rd St and Neptune Avenue, Coney Island
Palenque: Coffey Park, 85 Richards Street, Red Hook
Now Eat This: Holy Family Catholic Church, 9719 Flatlands Avenue, Canarsie
Gorilla Cheese NYC: 2648 Gerritsen Avenue, Gerritsen Beach

STATEN ISLAND (12PM-4PM)
Mike ‘n Willies: Miller Field: Corner of Mill Road and New Dorp Lane

QUEENS (12pm-4pm)
Big D’s Grub: American Legion Hall: 209 Cross Bay Boulevard, Broad Channel
Pizza Luca: Christ Community Church: Rockaway Point Boulevard & 208th St, Breezy Pt.
Trusty Truck: St. Mary’s: 1920 New Haven Avenue, Rockaways
Toum: SChurch of the Nazarene, 1414 Central Ave. Far Rockaway
Jiannetto’s Pizza & Catering: Redfern Houses Community Center, Hassock Street & Beach Channel Drive
Souvlaki GR: Beach 41st Houses: 3820 Beach Channel Drive, Far Rockaways
Korilla BBQ: Beach 41st Houses: 3820 Beach Channel Drive, Far Rockaways
Coolhaus: Breezy Point Fire Dept. 2045 Rockaway Point Blvd., Rockaways
Andys Italian Ices: Beach 25th and Seagirt, Rockaway
Frites ‘n Meats: 129-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd, 11am-6pm, Sponsored by Thomson Reuters
Phil’s Steaks: Beach 49th Street and Beach Channel Drive
Mexicue: Francis de Sales: Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th Street, Belle Harbor

Note: Sometimes the trucks have to change locations. Please click their name on this page, follow @NYCFoodTruck on Twitter, or subscribe to this Twitter List for the most up-to-date details on all Outreach Relief trucks.

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If you’re in need of help or want to volunteer:
We’ve also heard amazing requests from you on how much you want to help donate your time or resources to the effort. We’re humbled by the caring and concern of the NYC community for those in need, but also understand from our partners that there’s more to an organized relief effort than donation of time and supplies. We’d encourage those that want to lend a hand to look into the below groups and work with existing organizations to have the greatest impact.
Time Out New York’s “How to Help Out After Sandy”
American Red Cross
NYC Service
New York Cares
New Jersey’s Volunteer Emergency Response
Community Emergency Response Teams

Tuesday, Nov. 20th Outreach Relief Trucks

Photo courtesy of Green Pirate Juice.

“Understand and be confident that each of us can make a difference by caring and acting in small as well as big ways.”- Marian Wright Edelman

With that in mind, we continue to serve many people throughout Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island today. We also thank all who have made this possible, including the NYC Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the Film Food Festival, our corporate sponsors, and our indiegogo fundraiser contributors from around the world. Hot sandwiches, burgers, soup, coffee, rice bowls, tacos, and even treats are on the menu today for the thousands of people still putting their lives back in order after Super Storm Sandy changed everything. Please help us to spread the word.

Today, the following food trucks will be in:

BROOKLYN (12pm-4pm)
· Green Pirate Juice: Holy Family Catholic Church, 9719 Flatlands Avenue, Canarsie
· Sweetery NYC: Gerritsen Beach Fire Dept: Seba Ave. between Canton Ct. & Dare Ct.
· Nuchas Empanadas: 2828 Neptune, Brighton Beach
· Mac Truck: 2828 Neptune, Brighton Beach
· Cupcake Crew: Gravesend Houses, West 33rd St and Neptune Avenue, Coney Island
· Country Boys: Coffey Park, 85 Richards Street, Red Hook
· Blend Express: 2648 Gerritsen Avenue, Gerritsen Beach

STATEN ISLAND (12PM-4PM)
· Taco Bite: Miller Field: Corner of Mill Road and New Dorp Lane

QUEENS (12pm-4pm)
· La Bella Torte: American Legion Hall: 209 Cross Bay Boulevard, Broad Channel
· Schnitzle ‘n Things: Beach 41st Houses: 3820 Beach Channel Drive, Far Rockaways· Bian Dang: Christ Community Church: Rockaway Point Boulevard & 208th St, Breezy Pt.
· Empanada Food Truck: St. Mary’s: 1920 New Haven Avenue, Rockaways
· Fishing Shrimp: St Edmunds Church: Rockaway Point Blvd & Beach 216th St., Rockaways
· Kimchi Taco Truck: Redfern Houses Community Center, Hassock Street & Beach Channel Drive
· Morris Truck: Beach 41st Houses: 3820 Beach Channel Drive, Far Rockaways
· Rickshaw Dumplings: Beach 41st Houses: 3820 Beach Channel Drive, Far Rockaways
· Steaks ‘n Crepes: Breezy Point Fire Dept. 2045 Rockaway Point Blvd., Rockaways
· Tribeca Taco: Beach 25th and Seagirt, Rockaway
·Wafels & Dinges: St. Francis de Sales: Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th St.
· Sweetery NYC: 216th St. & Rockaway Point Blvd, Sponsored by Marketing Werks

Note: Sometimes the trucks have to change locations. Please click their name on this page, follow @NYCFoodTruck on Twitter, or subscribe to this Twitter List for the most up-to-date details on all Outreach Relief trucks.

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If you’re in need of help or want to volunteer:
We’ve also heard amazing requests from you on how much you want to help donate your time or resources to the effort. We’re humbled by the caring and concern of the NYC community for those in need, but also understand from our partners that there’s more to an organized relief effort than donation of time and supplies. We’d encourage those that want to lend a hand to look into the below groups and work with existing organizations to have the greatest impact.
Time Out New York’s “How to Help Out After Sandy”
American Red Cross
NYC Service
New York Cares
New Jersey’s Volunteer Emergency Response
Community Emergency Response Teams

Monday, Nov. 19th Outreach Relief Trucks

Photo courtesy of Korilla BBQ.

Tough times never last, but tough people do.  - Robert H Schuller

With that in mind, we continue to serve many tough people throughout Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island today. We also thank all who have made this possible, including the NYC Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the Film Food Festival, our corporate sponsors, and our indiegogo fundraiser contributors from around the world. Hot sandwiches, burgers, soup, coffee, rice bowls, tacos, and even treats are on the menu today for the thousands of people still putting their lives back in order after Super Storm Sandy changed everything. Please help us to spread the word.

Today, the following food trucks will be in:

BROOKLYN (12pm-4pm)
· Frites ‘n Meats: Coffey Park, 85 Richards Street, Red Hook
· Green Pirate Juice: 29th & Mermaid at the Fine Fare
· La Bella Torte: 2828 Neptune, Brighton Beach
· Now Eat This Truck: 2828 Neptune, Brighton Beach
· Phil’s Steaks: Gravesend Houses, West 33rd St & Neptune Ave., Coney Island
· Schnitzle ‘n Things: Gerritsen Beach Fire Dept: Seba Ave. between Canton Court & Dare Court
· Solber Pupusas: Holy Family Catholic Church, 9719 Flatlands Avenue, Canarsie
· Big D’s Grub: 2648 Gerritsen Ave.

STATEN ISLAND (12PM-4PM)
·  Toum: Miller Field: Corner of Mill Road and New Dorp Lane
· Souvlaki GR: Miller Field: Corner of Mill Road and New Dorp Lane

QUEENS (12pm-4pm)
· Andy’s Italian Ice: St. Francis de Sales: Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th St.
· Chinese Mirch: 3820 Beach Channel Drive, Rockaways
· Coolhaus: American Legion Hall: 209 Cross Bay Boulevard, Broad Channel
· Korilla BBQ: Breezy Point Fire Dept. 2045 Rockaway Point Blvd., Rockaways
· Mexico Blvd.: St Edmunds Church: Rockaway Point Blvd and Beach 216 Street
· Mike ‘n Willie’s: St. Francis de Sales: Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th St.
· Milk Truck: Redfern Houses Community Center, Hassock Street and Beach Channel Dr.
· Palenque: Beach 25th and Seagirt, Rockaway
· The Treats Truck: Beach 25th and Seagirt, Rockaway
· The Trusty Truck: Christ Community Church: Rockaway Pt. Boulevard & 208th St., Breezy Point

Note: Sometimes the trucks have to change locations. Please click their name on this page, follow @NYCFoodTruck on Twitter, or subscribe to this Twitter List for the most up-to-date details on all Outreach Relief trucks.

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If you’re in need of help or want to volunteer:
We’ve also heard amazing requests from you on how much you want to help donate your time or resources to the effort. We’re humbled by the caring and concern of the NYC community for those in need, but also understand from our partners that there’s more to an organized relief effort than donation of time and supplies. We’d encourage those that want to lend a hand to look into the below groups and work with existing organizations to have the greatest impact.
Time Out New York’s “How to Help Out After Sandy”
American Red Cross
NYC Service
New York Cares
New Jersey’s Volunteer Emergency Response
Community Emergency Response Teams

Saturday, Nov. 17th Outreach Relief Trucks

Photo courtesy of Cupcake Crew NYC.

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”- Eleanor Roosevelt

We continue to thank all who have made this possible, especially the NYC Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. We will continue serving today thanks to our partnership with the NYC Mayor’s Fund and the Film Food Festival, our corporate sponsors, and with contributions made to our indiegogo fundraiser by people around the world. Hot sandwiches, burgers, soup, coffee, rice bowls, tacos,and even treats are on the menu today for the thousands of people still putting their lives back in order after Super Storm Sandy changed everything. Please help us to spread the word.

Today, the following food trucks will be in:

BROOKLYN (12pm-4pm)
· Blend Express: 144 Neptune Avenue
· Country Boys: Coffey Park, 85 Richards Street, Red Hook
· Fishing Shrimp: Surf & 17th.
· GO Burger: West 33rd Street and Neptune Avenue, Sea Gate
· Hibachi Heaven: 43 Seba Ave. (Between Canton Court and Dare Court)
· Now Eat This Truck: Surf & 17th.
· Empanadas: 31st Street and Surf Ave, Sea Gate
· Solber Pupusas: Coffey Park, 85 Richards Street, Red Hook
· Taim: Surf & 17th.

STATEN ISLAND (12PM-4PM)
· Gourmet To Your Door: Miller Field: Corner of Mill Road and New Dorp Lane
· Mac Truck: Miller Field: Corner of Mill Road and New Dorp Lane
· Nuchas Empanadas: Miller Field: Corner of Mill Road and New Dorp Lane

QUEENS (12pm-4pm)
· Bian Dang: St. Francis de Sales: Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th Street
· Big D’s Grub: Christ Community Church: Rockaway Point Boulevard & 208th St., Breezy Point
· Coolhaus: Beach 25th & Seagirt, Rockaway

· Cupcake Crew NYC: 124th and Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway

· Domo Taco: West 33rd Street and Neptune Avenue, Sea Gate

· Green Pirate Juice: Beach 20th& PlainviewRd.
· Jiannetto’s Pizza: St. Francis de Sales: Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th Street
· Mike ‘n Willie’s: Beach 25th and Seagirt, Rockaway
· Milk Truck: Holy Family Catholic Church, 9719 Flatlands Avenue, Canarsie
· Pizza Luca: Redfern Houses Community Center, Hassock Street & Beach Channel Drive
· Schnitzle ‘n Things: American Legion Hall: 209 Cross Bay Boulevard, Broad Channel
· Souvlaki Truck: Beach 25th & Seagirt, Rockaway
·  Steaks ‘n Crepes: St Edmunds Church: Rockaway Point Blvd & Beach 216 Street, Rockaways
· Taco Bite: Holy Family Catholic Church, 9719 Flatlands Avenue
· Toum: Redfern Houses Community Center, Hassock Street and Beach Channel Drive
· Trusty Truck: 124th & Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway
· Wafels & Dinges: Breezy Point Fire Dept., 2045 Rockaway Point Blvd., Rockaways

Note: Sometimes the trucks have to change locations. Please click their name on this page, follow @NYCFoodTruck on Twitter, or subscribe to this Twitter List for the most up-to-date details on all Outreach Relief trucks.

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If you’re in need of help or want to volunteer:
We’ve also heard amazing requests from you on how much you want to help donate your time or resources to the effort. We’re humbled by the caring and concern of the NYC community for those in need, but also understand from our partners that there’s more to an organized relief effort than donation of time and supplies. We’d encourage those that want to lend a hand to look into the below groups and work with existing organizations to have the greatest impact.
Time Out New York’s “How to Help Out After Sandy”
American Red Cross
NYC Service
New York Cares
New Jersey’s Volunteer Emergency Response
Community Emergency Response Teams

Friday, Nov. 16th Outreach Relief Trucks

Photo courtesy of Chinese Mirch.

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”- Dalai Lama VIV

Ending the week on a high note with 31 trucks. We continue to thank all who have made this possible, especially the NYC Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. There’s nothing like a hot meal to make you feel comforted and we’re so glad we could serve thousands more of them this week. We will continue serving today thanks to our partnership with the NYC Mayor’s Fund and the Film Food Festival, our corporate sponsors, and with contributions made to our indiegogo fundraiser by people around the world. Please help us to spread the word.

Today, the following food trucks will be in:

BROOKLYN (12pm-4pm)
· Kimchi Truck:  Gerritsen Beach Fire Department: Seba Avenue between Canton Court & Dare Court
· Original Soup Man: Our Lady of Solace Church: Mermaid Ave. & 19th St.
· Eddie’s Pizza Cart: Holy Family Catholic Church, 9719 Flatlands Avenue, Canarsie
· Nuchas Empanadas: Holy Family Catholic Church, 9719 Flatlands Avenue, Canarsie
· Chinese Mirch: West 33rd Street & Neptune Ave., Sea Gate
· Gourmet To Your Door: West 33rd Street & Neptune Ave., Sea Gate
· Sweetery NYC: Our Lady of Solace Church: Mermaid Avenue and 19th Street, Coney Island
· Toum: Our Lady of Solace Church: Mermaid Avenue and 19th Street, Coney Island
· Solber Pupusas: Coffey Park, 85 Richards St.
· Korilla: Coffey Park, 85 Richards St.
· Frites ‘n Meats: Brighton Beach Ave. & Coney Island Ave., Brighton Beach. Sponsored by Thomson Reuters.

STATEN ISLAND (12PM-4PM)
· Jiannetto’s Pizza: Miller Field: Corner of Mill Road and New Dorp Lane
· Now Eat This Truck: Miller Field: Corner of Mill Road and New Dorp Lane

QUEENS (12pm-4pm)
· Bian Dang: Beach 25th and Seagirt, Rockaway
· Cupcake Crew NYC: Beach 49th Street and Beach Channel Dr., Rockaways
· Fishing Shrimp: American Legion Hall: 209 Cross Bay Boulevard, Broad Channel
· Palenque: Beach 25th and Seagirt, Rockaway
· Trusty Truck: Redfern Houses Community Center, Hassock Street & Beach Channel Dr.
· Domo Taco: St. Francis de Sales: Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th Street
· Big D’s Grub: Beach 49th Street and Beach Channel Drive, Rockaways
· Coolhaus: American Legion Hall: 209 Cross Bay Boulevard, Broad Channel
· La Bella Torte: St. Francis de Sales: Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th Street
· Munchie Mobile: 124th and Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway
· Takumi Taco Cart: St. Francis de Sales, Rockaway Beach Blvd & Beach 129th St.
· Wafels & Dinges: 124th and Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway
· Mike ‘n Willie’s: St. Francis de Sales: Rockaway Beach Boulevard & Beach 129th St.
· Rickshaw Dumplings: Redfern Houses Community Center, Hassock Street & Beach Channel Dr.
· Mexicue: Breezy Point Fire Dept. 2045 Rockaway Point Blvd., Rockaways
· Mexico Blvd.: St. Helen’s Roman Catholic Church: 83rd Street & 157th Avenue
· Mudtruck: Breezy Point Fire Dept. 2045 Rockaway Point Blvd., Rockaways
· Taco Bite: Christ Community Church: Rockaway Point Boulevard & 208 St. Breezy Point
· Trusty Truck: Redfern Houses Community Center, Hassock Street & Beach Channel Dr.

Note: Sometimes the trucks have to change locations. Please click their name on this page, follow @NYCFoodTruck on Twitter, or subscribe to this Twitter List for the most up-to-date details on all Outreach Relief trucks.

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If you’re in need of help or want to volunteer:
We’ve also heard amazing requests from you on how much you want to help donate your time or resources to the effort. We’re humbled by the caring and concern of the NYC community for those in need, but also understand from our partners that there’s more to an organized relief effort than donation of time and supplies. We’d encourage those that want to lend a hand to look into the below groups and work with existing organizations to have the greatest impact.
Time Out New York’s “How to Help Out After Sandy”
American Red Cross
NYC Service
New York Cares
New Jersey’s Volunteer Emergency Response
Community Emergency Response Teams
Team Rubicon
The Humane Society

Thursday, Nov. 15th Outreach Relief Trucks

Photo courtesy of Phil’s Steaks

 As for New York City, it is a place apart. There is not its match in any other country in the world. -Pearl S. Buck

In total, we have served approximately 120,000 free meals since Super Storm Sandy hit and we’re ready to keep it going today. We continue to thank all who have made this possible, especially the NYC Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. We will be serving today thanks to our partnership with them and the Film Food Festival, our corporate sponsors, and with contributions made to our indiegogo fundraiser by people around the world. Please help us to spread the word.

Today, the following food trucks will be in:

BROOKLYN (12pm-4pm)
· Bian Dang: Coney Island Ave. & Brightwater Ct.
· Country Boys: Our Lady of Solace Church: Mermaid Ave. & 19th St.
· Cupcake Crew NYC: Coney Island Ave. & Brightwater Ct.
· Fishing Shrimp: Coney Island Ave. & Brightwater Ct.
· Fun Buns: 2828 Neptune Avenue
· Jiannetto’s Pizza: 2828 Neptune Ave.
· Nuchas Empanadas: Our Lady of Solace Church, Mermaid Ave. & 19th St.
· Palenque: Gerritsen Beach Fire Dept, Seba Ave. between Canton Ct. & Dare Ct.
· Solber Pupusas:Coffey Park, 85 Richards St.
· Trusty Truck: Holy Family Catholic Church, 9719 Flatlands Ave.
· Steak ‘n Crepes: Coffey Park, 85 Richards St.

STATEN ISLAND (12PM-4PM)
· Gourmet To Your Door: New Dorp
· Mac Truck: Miller Field

QUEENS (12pm-4pm)
· Domo Taco: Redfern Houses Community Center, Hassock St. & Beach Channel Dr.
· Big D’s Grub: Beach 25th & Seagirt
· Coolhaus: St. Francis de Sales, Rockaway Beach Blvd. & Beach 129th St.
· Korilla: St Edmunds Church, Rockaway Point Blvd & Beach 216 St.
· La Bella Torte: Christ Community Church, Rockaway Point Blvd. & 208th St.
· Munchie Mobile: Hassock St. & Beach Channel Dr.
· Takumi Taco Cart: St. Francis de Sales, Rockaway Beach Blvd & Beach 129th St.
· Now Eat This Truck: Beach 49th St. & Beach Channel Dr.
· Toum: Rockaway Beach Blvd & Beach 124 St.
· Sweetery NYC: American Legion Hall, 209 Cross Bay Blvd.
· Wafels & Dinges: Breezy Point Fire Dept., 2045 Rockaway Point Blvd.
· Kimchi Truck: 208th and Rockaway Point Blvd
· Gorilla Cheese: Rockaway Beach Blvd. & Beach 124 St.
· Mike ‘n Willie’s: Beach 25th & Seagirt
· Original Soup Man: St. Francis de Sales, Rockaway Beach Blvd. & Beach 129th St.
· Pizza Luca: Christ Community Church: Rockaway Point Blvd. & 208th St.
· Rickshaw Dumplings: St. Helen’s Roman Catholic Church: 83rd St. & 157th Ave.
· Mexicue: Rockaway Beach Blvd & Beach 124 Street
· Souvlaki GR: 204-25 Rockaway Pt Blvd. Sponsored by Time Warner Cable.
· Eddie’s Pizza: 192 Ebbitts St. Sponsored by Time Warner Cable.
· Hibachi Heaven: 87-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd. (btwn Beach 87th & 88th). Sponsored by Time Warner Cable.

Note: Sometimes the trucks have to change locations. Please click their name on this page, follow @NYCFoodTruck on Twitter, or subscribe to this Twitter List for the most up-to-date details on all Outreach Relief trucks.

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If you’re in need of help or want to volunteer:
We’ve also heard amazing requests from you on how much you want to help donate your time or resources to the effort. We’re humbled by the caring and concern of the NYC community for those in need, but also understand from our partners that there’s more to an organized relief effort than donation of time and supplies. We’d encourage those that want to lend a hand to look into the below groups and work with existing organizations to have the greatest impact.
Time Out New York’s “How to Help Out After Sandy”
American Red Cross
NYC Service
New York Cares
New Jersey’s Volunteer Emergency Response
Community Emergency Response Teams
Team Rubicon
The Humane Society

Wednesday, Nov. 14th Outreach Relief Trucks

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” ~ Muhammad Ali

In total, we have served approximately 120,000 free meals since Super Storm Sandy hit. We continue to thank all who have made this possible, especially the NYC Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. We continue serving today thanks to our partnership with them and the Film Food Festival, our corporate sponsors, and with contributions made to our indiegogo fundraiser by people around the world. Please help us to spread the word.

Today, the following food trucks will be in:

BROOKLYN (12pm-4pm)
· Domo Taco: Our Lady of Solace Church: Mermaid Avenue and 19th Street
· Big D’s Grub: 2828 Neptune Avenue
· Chinese Mirch: Coney Island Ave & Brightwater Court
· Fishing Shrimp: Gerritsen Beach Fire Dept,  52 Seba Avenue
· Nuchas Empanadas: Coney Island Ave & Brightwater Court.
· Solber Pupusas: Coffey Park: 85 Richards Street
· Eddie’s Pizza: Holy Family Catholic Church-9719 Flatlands Avenue
· Frites ‘n Meats: Our Lady of Solace Church: Mermaid Avenue & 19th St. Sponsored by Liberty Mutual.
· Mud Truck: Our Lady of Solace Church: Mermaid Avenue & 19th St.
Morris Truck: 85 Richards St., Red Hook. Sponsored by Time Warner Cable.

STATEN ISLAND (12PM-4PM)
· Gourmet To Your Door: New Dorp
· Phil’s Steaks: New Dorp High School, 465 New Dorp Lane. Sponsored by Time Warner Cable.

QUEENS (12pm-4pm)
· Cupcake Crew NYC: Rockaway Beach Blvd & Beach 124 Street
· Coolhaus: St. Francis de Sales, Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th Street
· Korilla: Rockaway Beach Blvd & Beach 124 Street
· La Bella Torte: Church parking lot across the street from Breezy Point Fire Dept. 2045 Rock Away Point Blvd.
· Munchie Mobile: American Legion Hall, 209 Cross Bay Boulevard, Broad Channel
· Takumi Taco Cart: American Legion Hall, 209 Cross Bay Boulevard, Broad Channel
· Valducci’s: St. Francis de Sales, Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th St. Sponsored by Liberty Mutual.
· Mexicue: Beach 49th Street and Beach Channel Drive
· Now Eat This Truck: Redfern Houses Community Center: Hassock Street & Beach Channel Drive
· Palenque: St Edmunds Church: Rockaway Pt Blvd & 216 St.
· Rickshaw Dumplings:St. Francis de Sales, Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th St.
· Toum: Rockaway Beach Blvd & Beach 124 Street
· Tribeca Taco: Church parking lot across the street from Breezy Point Fire Dept. 2045 Rock Away Point Blvd. Sponsored by Liberty Mutual.
· Trusty Truck: Redfern Houses Community Center: Hassock Street & Beach Channel Dr.
· Taco Bite: St. Helen’s Roman Catholic Church: 83rd Street and 157th Avenue
· Sweetery NYC: Beach 25th and Seagirt
· Schnitz ‘n Things: Kate’s Market at Hillside Ave Roxbury. Sponsored by Time Warner Cable.
· Wafels & Dinges: Christ Community Church : Rockaway Pt Blvd & 208 St. Sponsored by Liberty Mutual.
· Hibachi Heaven: Beach 208th St & Rockaway Pt Blvd. Sponsored by Time Warner Cable.

Note: Sometimes the trucks have to change locations. Please click their name on this page, follow @NYCFoodTruck on Twitter, or subscribe to this Twitter List for the most up-to-date details on all Outreach Relief trucks.

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If you’re in need of help or want to volunteer:
We’ve also heard amazing requests from you on how much you want to help donate your time or resources to the effort. We’re humbled by the caring and concern of the NYC community for those in need, but also understand from our partners that there’s more to an organized relief effort than donation of time and supplies. We’d encourage those that want to lend a hand to look into the below groups and work with existing organizations to have the greatest impact.
Time Out New York’s “How to Help Out After Sandy”
American Red Cross
NYC Service
New York Cares
New Jersey’s Volunteer Emergency Response
Community Emergency Response Teams
Team Rubicon
The Humane Society

A Note From NYCFTA Director David Weber

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

 

Tuesday, Nov. 13th Outreach Relief Trucks

Photo courtesy of Seoul Food NYC.

In total, we have served approximately 120,000 free meals since Super Storm Sandy hit. We continue to thank all who have made this possible, especially the NYC Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. We continue serving today thanks to our partnership with them and the Film Food Festival, our corporate sponsors, and with contributions made to our indiegogo fundraiser by people around the world.

Today, the following food trucks will be in:

BROOKLYN (12pm-4pm)
· Big D’s Grub: Gerritsen Beach Fire Dept,  52 Seba Ave.
· Gorilla Cheese NYC: Our Lady of Solace Church: Mermaid Avenue & 19th St.
· Mudtruck: Coffey Park, 85 Richards Street
· Palenque: Our Lady of Solace Church: Mermaid Avenue & 19th Street
· Solber Pupusas: Coney Island Ave & Brightwater Ct.
· The Treats Truck: 2828 Neptune Avenue
· Eddie’s Pizza: Coffey Park: 85 Richards Street
· Valducci’s: Coney Island Ave & Brightwater Court. Sponsored by Liberty Mutual.

QUEENS (12pm-4pm)
· Trusty Truck: Christ Community Church : Rockaway Pt Blvd & 208 St. Sponsored by Liberty Mutual.
· Tribeca Taco: American Legion Hall, 209 Cross Bay Boulevard, Broad Channel. Sponsored by Liberty Mutual.
· Wafels & Dinges: Beach 25th & Seagirt. Sponsored by Liberty Mutual.
· Toum: St. Francis de Sales, Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th Street
· Takumi Taco Cart: Beach 49th Street and Beach Channel Drive
· Seoul Food NYC: St. Francis de Sales, Rockaway Beach Boulevard & Beach 129th St.
· Rickshaw Dumplings: St. Helen’s Roman Catholic Church: 83rd Street & 157th Ave.
· Now Eat This Truck: Beach 25th & Seagirt
· Gorilla Cheese NYC- Redfern Houses Community Center: Hassock Street & Beach Channel Dr.
· Now Eat This Truck-
· Mexicue: 129th & Rockaway Beach Blvd
· Fishing Shrimp: Redfern Houses Community Center, Hassock Street & Beach Channel Dr.

· Mexico Blvd.: Rockaway Beach Blvd & Beach 123 Street
· Nuchas Empanadas: Kate’s Market at Hillside Ave., Roxbury
· Domo Taco: Kate’s Market at Hillside Ave., Roxbury
· Cupcake Crew NYC: American Legion Hall, 209 Cross Bay Boulevard, Broad Channel
· Coolhaus: Redfern Houses Community Center: Hassock Street and Beach Channel Dr.
· Chinese Mirch: Christ Community Church : Rockaway Pt Blvd and 208 St.
· Bian Dang: Kate’s Market at Hillside Ave. Roxbury

 Note: Sometimes the trucks have to change locations. Please click their name on this page, follow @NYCFoodTruck on Twitter, or subscribe to this Twitter List for the most up-to-date details on all Outreach Relief trucks.

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If you’re in need of help or want to volunteer:
We’ve also heard amazing requests from you on how much you want to help donate your time or resources to the effort. We’re humbled by the caring and concern of the NYC community for those in need, but also understand from our partners that there’s more to an organized relief effort than donation of time and supplies. We’d encourage those that want to lend a hand to look into the below groups and work with existing organizations to have the greatest impact.
Time Out New York’s “How to Help Out After Sandy”
American Red Cross
NYC Service
New York Cares
New Jersey’s Volunteer Emergency Response
Community Emergency Response Teams
Team Rubicon
The Humane Society

 

Monday, Nov. 12th Outreach Relief Trucks

This week, the New York City Food Truck Association will continue using funds raised through our indiegogo fundraiser, our partnership with the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the Film Food Festival, and new corporate sponsorships to send food trucks to serve hot meals in areas of NYC that were devastated by Sandy.

Today, the following food trucks will be in:

BROOKLYN (12pm-4pm)
· Toum- Brighton Beach: Corner of Coney Island Avenue & Brighton Beach Avenue. Sponsored by Morgan Stanley
· Cupcake Crew- Gerritsen Beach Fire Dept,  52 Seba Avenue
· Valducci’s- Our Lady of Solace Church: Mermaid Avenue and 19th Street until 6pm. Sponsored by Liberty Mutual
· Taco Bite- Our Lady of Solace Church, Mermaid Avenue & 19th Street. Sponsored by Morgan Stanley.
· Mike ‘n Willie’s- Coffey Park, 85 Richards Street
· Solber Pupusas- Coffey Park: 85 Richards Street

STATEN ISLAND (12PM-4PM)
· Souvlaki GR- Yetman & Billop Ave. Sponsored by Time Warner Cable.
· Phil’s Steaks- Hett and Marine Way, New Dorp. Sponsored by Time Warner Cable.

QUEENS (12pm-4pm)
· Eddie’s Pizza- Christ Community Church : Rockaway Pt Blvd & 208 St.
· Wafels & Dinges- Christ Community Church, Rockaway Pt Blvd & 208 St. Sponsored by Morgan Stanley.
· Trusty Truck- Beach 49th Street & Beach Channel Drive. Sponsored by Liberty Mutual.
· Gorilla Cheese NYC- Redfern Houses Community Center: Hassock Street & Beach Channel Drive
· Tribeca Taco- St Edmunds Church, Rockaway Pt. Blvd & 216 St. Sponsored by Liberty Mutual.
· Now Eat This Truck- Kate’s Market at Hillside Ave. Roxbury
· Big D’s Grub- St. Francis de Sales, Rockaway Beach Boulevard & Beach 129th Street
· Seoul Food- St. Helen’s Roman Catholic Church: 83rd Street & 157th Avenue
· Frites ‘n Meats- Beach 25th & Seagirt
· Mexico Blvd.- St. Francis de Sales, Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th Street
· Coolhaus- Kate’s Market at Hillside Ave Roxbury
· Milk Truck- 129th & Rockaway Beach Blvd. Sponsored by Vibe Magazine.
· Schnitz ‘n Things- Far Rockaway 22nd st & Sea Girt. Sponsored by Time Warner Cable.
· Sweetery NYC- Sheepshead Bay Road by Emmons Ave.
· Rickshaw Dumplings- American Legion Hall, 209 Cross Bay Boulevard, Broad Channel
· Nuchas Empanadas- American Legion Hall, 209 Cross Bay Boulevard, Broad Channel

Note: Sometimes the trucks have to change locations. Please click their name on this page, follow @NYCFoodTruck on Twitter, or subscribe to this Twitter List for the most up-to-date details on all Outreach Relief trucks.

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If you’re in need of help or want to volunteer:
We’ve also heard amazing requests from you on how much you want to help donate your time or resources to the effort. We’re humbled by the caring and concern of the NYC community for those in need, but also understand from our partners that there’s more to an organized relief effort than donation of time and supplies. We’d encourage those that want to lend a hand to look into the below groups and work with existing organizations to have the greatest impact.
Time Out New York’s “How to Help Out After Sandy”
American Red Cross
NYC Service
New York Cares
New Jersey’s Volunteer Emergency Response
Community Emergency Response Teams
Team Rubicon
The Humane Society
American Humane Association

Sunday, Nov. 11th, Outreach Relief Trucks

We give because we can.

The New York City Food Truck Association will continue using funds raised through our indiegogo fundraiser, our partnership with the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the Film Food Festival, and new corporate sponsorships to send 25 food trucks to serve hot meals in areas of NYC that were devastated by Sandy.

Today, the following food trucks will be in:

BROOKLYN (12pm-4pm)
· Nuchas Empanadas- Our Lady of Solace Church: Mermaid Avenue and 19th Street
· Seoul Food NYC- Corner of Coney Island Avenue and Brighton Beach Avenue
· Solber Purpusas- Coffey Park: 85 Richards Street
· Palenque- Coffey Park: 85 Richards Street
· Cupcake Crew- Our Lady of Solace Church, Mermaid Avenue and 19th Street
· Sweetery- Surf Ave & West 25th Street

STATEN ISLAND (12pm-4pm)
· Taco Bite- Olympia Blvd & Slater. Sponsored by Morgan Stanley.
· Trusty Truck- Corner of Father Capodano Boulevard and Hunter Avenue. Sponsored by Morgan Stanley.
· Toum- Miller Field: Corner of Mill Road and New Dorp Lane. Sponsored by Morgan Stanley.
· Valducci’s- Miller Field, Corner of Mill Road and New Dorp Lane
· Phil’s Steaks- Father Capodonna Blvd and Hunter Ave from 11-4. Sponsored by Time Warner Cable.

QUEENS (12pm-4pm)
· Big D’s Grub- Broad Channel Park on East 16 Rd & Cross Bay Blvd.
· Chinese Mirch- St. Helen’s Roman Catholic Church, 83rd Street and 157th Avenue
· Country Boys Food Truck- St Edmunds Church, Rockaway Pt Blvd & 216 St.
· Eddie’s Pizza Cart- Kate’s Market at Hillside Ave Roxbury
· The Treats Truck- Beach 25th & Seagirt
· Rickshaw Dumplings- Hammel Community Center: Beach 84th Street & Rockaway Beach Boulevard
· Now Eat This Truck- Christ Community Church : Rockaway Pt Blvd and 208 St.
· Munchie Mobile- Redfern Houses Community Center: Hassock Street & Beach Channel Drive
· Mud Truck- Beach 41st Street Community Center: Beach Channel Drive & Beach 40th Street
· Mike ‘n Willie’s- Beach 25th Street & Seagirt Avenue
· Mexicue- St. Francis de Sales, Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th Street
· Coolhaus- St Edmunds Church: Rockaway Pt Blvd & 216 St.
· Schnitz ‘n Things: 57th & Beach Channel Drive. Sponsored by Time Warner Cable.

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For more updates please follow @NYCFoodTruck on twitter or subscribe to this Twitter List of all Outreach Relief trucks.

If you’re in need of help or want to volunteer:
We’ve also heard amazing requests from you on how much you want to help donate your time or resources to the effort. We’re humbled by the caring and concern of the NYC community for those in need, but also understand from our partners that there’s more to an organized relief effort than donation of time and supplies. We’d encourage those that want to lend a hand to look into the below groups and work with existing organizations to have the greatest impact.
Time Out New York’s “How to Help Out After Sandy”
American Red Cross
NYC Service
New York Cares
New Jersey’s Volunteer Emergency Response
Community Emergency Response Teams
Team Rubicon
The Humane Society
American Humane Association

Saturday, Nov. 10th, Outreach Relief Trucks

 

Check out these great quotes from people we’ve recently heard:

“Thanks for mobilizing on behalf of those of us who aren’t close enough to help!”- Jennifer

“My daughter has been working at one of the Rockaway sites for 5 days. She says the food trucks and JetBlue are her heroes.”- Patricia

“This donation came from a fundraiser I held after running the Boston Marathon route, instead of the NYC marathon, this weekend. I am thrilled our neighbors and friends raised enough to provide 100 hot meals!”- Diana

“We are down but not out!!!”- Maria

“As a Hoboken resident, i know how powerful this is. Thanks for doing this.”- Jerry

“Nothing beats a warm meal on a cold day!”- Katherine 

 

The New York City Food Truck Association will continue using funds raised through our indiegogo fundraiser, our new partnership with the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the Film Food Festival, and new corporate sponsorships to send 25 food trucks to serve hot meals in areas of NYC that were devastated by Sandy.

Today, the following food trucks will be in:

BROOKLYN (12pm-4pm)
·  Trusty Truck- Coffey Park, 85 Richards Street
· Taco Bite- Our Lady of Solace Church, Mermaid Avenue and 19th Street
· Mike ‘n Willie’s- Coney Island Ave. & Brighton Beach Ave.
· Sweetery NYC- Gerritsen Beach Fire Dept,  52 Seba Avenue
· Schnitz ‘n Things- Red Hook, Exact location to be announced on Twitter

STATEN ISLAND (12pm-4pm)
· Gorilla Cheese- Midland Beach
· Toum- Miller Field, Mill Road & New Dorp Lane

QUEENS (12pm-4pm)
· Wafels & Dinges- Rockaway Beach Blvd & Beach 102nd St
· Taim Mobile- Rockaway Beach Blvd & Beach 102nd St
· Valducci’s- Rockaway Beach Blvd & Beach 102nd St
· Munchie Mobile- Rockaway Beach Blvd & Beach 102nd St
· Eddie’s Pizza- Rockaway Beach Blvd & Beach 102nd St
· Nuchas Empanadas- Beach Channel Firehouse, 15 Noel Road
· Mudtruck- Kate’S Market at Hillside Ave Roxbury
· Big D’s Grub- Christ Community Church : Rockaway Pt Blvd and 208 St.
· Mexico Blvd.- St Edmunds Church: Rockaway Pt Blvd and ! 216 St.
· Rickshaw Dumplings- St. Francis de Sales, Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th St.
· Now Eat This Truck- St. Francis de Sales, Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th Street
· Coolhaus- Beach 41st Street Community Center, Beach Channel Drive and Beach 40th Street
· Milk Truck- St. Francis de Sales, Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th Street
· Domo Taco- Redfern Houses Community Center, Hassock Street and Beach Channel Dr
· Chinese Mirch- Hammel Community Center, Beach 84th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard
· Cupcake Crew NYC- St. Helen’s Roman Catholic Church, 83rd Street and 157th Avenue
· Uncle Gussy’s- Beach 49th Street and Beach Channel Drive
· Mexicue- 1001 Beach 20th Street

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For more updates please follow @NYCFoodTruck on twitter or subscribe to this Twitter List of all Outreach Relief trucks.

If you’re in need of help or want to volunteer:
We’ve also heard amazing requests from you on how much you want to help donate your time or resources to the effort. We’re humbled by the caring and concern of the NYC community for those in need, but also understand from our partners that there’s more to an organized relief effort than donation of time and supplies. We’d encourage those that want to lend a hand to look into the below groups and work with existing organizations to have the greatest impact.
Time Out New York’s “How to Help Out After Sandy”
American Red Cross
NYC Service
New York Cares
New Jersey’s Volunteer Emergency Response
Community Emergency Response Teams
Team Rubicon
The Humane Society
American Humane Association

Volunteering On A Truck…

As many have noticed post-Sandy, the silver lining seems to be that the community has risen to the challenge. People are rallying to collect donations of food and supplies all over and countless people are helping with clean up efforts. Of course, we’ve also saw it as donors from as far away as Australia donated to our Sandy Outreach Relief fundraisers (which, by the way, totaled more $50,000… in FIVE days. Amazing!)

Over the past ten days, many of you have also reached out to us asking if, in addition to your financial donations, you could volunteer your time to serve meals from our food trucks. You guys are the best for offering. Unfortunately, we’ve had to decline your offers and this is reason: To work on a truck you need to be licensed. The DOH has been inspecting trucks who are distributing free food to make sure everything is safe.  Even though it is for charity, In order to be compliant we need all workers to have a license. Since we’re on the topic of working on a food truck…

Working on a food truck is an awesome way to make some dough in NYC! You make good wages, good tips, and you’re part of a fantastic group of people (if we do say so ourselves!) However, in order to work on a food truck, you need a Mobile Food Vendor License (MFVL). Getting a MFVL can take 2-3 months, so if you want to be working on a food truck this summer, you should start applying now! Here is a guide to help you get a MFVL. Having a MFVL will set you apart from the competition as someone with initiative. You’ll stand a great chance of landing a job if you show up an your interview with your License in hand. Here is a guide to applying for a Mobile Food Vendor License:

But back to volunteering. There is a LOT of need for hands-on help. This list should get you started:

Thursday, Nov 8th, Foodtruck Outreach Efforts

NYC Food Truck Association Sandy Outreach Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone for your generous donations to help our fellow New Yorkers.  We have been all over the greater-NYC area handing out hot meals to those who are still without power and, in some cases, without a home to return to. Our sadness about the devastation Hurricane Sandy caused is matched only by our amazement with how people near and far have been a part of the recovery efforts. Whether you’ve volunteered your time, your money, your voice or all of the above, you have made a mark on NYC because you have been a part of this outreach effort. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

The New York City Food Truck Association is will continue using funds raised through our indiegogo fundraiser, our new partnership with the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the Film Food Festival, and new corporate sponsorships to send 22 food trucks to serve hot meals in areas of NYC that were devastated by Sandy.

Today, the following food trucks will be in:

BROOKLYN (12pm-4pm)
· Gorilla Cheese-1904 Surf Ave./MCYU Parking Lot
· Now Eat This- Gerritsen Beach Fire Dept. 52 Seba Ave.
· Eddie’s Pizza- Gerritsen Beach Fire Dept. 52 Seba Ave.
· Mexicue- Our Lady of Solace Church, Mermaid Ave. & 19th St.
· Rickshaw Dumpling Truck- Calvary Baptist Church, Hicks between Mill Street & West 9th Street
· Schnitz ‘n Things: Warbasse Houses, 2770 West 5th Street, Brighton Beach
· Wafels & Dinges- Mermaid Ave. & 19th Street

STATEN ISLAND (12pm-4pm)
· Valduccis- Mount Loretto, 6581 Hylan Blvd.
· Coolhaus- New Dorp High School, Mill Road & New Dorp Lane
· Nuchas Empanadas- New Dorp High School, Mill Road & New Dorp Lane
· Toum- New Dorp High School, Mill Road & New Dorp Lane

QUEENS (12pm-4pm)
· Seoul Food- St. Helen’s at 157-10 83rd St.
· Big D’s Grub- 84th St. & Rockaway Beach Blvd.
· Mexico Blvd.- 129-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd.
· Milk Truck- Highland Place between Rockaway Pt. Blvd. & East Market Street
· Morris Grilled Cheese- 1414 Central Avenue
· Palenque- Redfern Houses Community Center, Hassock Street & Beach Channel Drive
· Mike ‘n Willie’s- Our Lady of Grace, 100-05 159th Avenue
· Souvlaki GR- 10233 Davenport Court
· Sweetery- Red Fern Houses, Hassock Street & Beach Channel Drive
· Taco Bite- Rockaway Waldbaum’s Parking Lot, 112-15 Beach Channel Drive

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For more updates please follow @NYCFoodTruck on twitter or subscribe to this Twitter List of all Relief Outreach trucks.

If you’re in need of help or want to volunteer:
We’ve also heard amazing requests from you on how much you want to help donate your time or resources to the effort. We’re humbled by the caring and concern of the NYC community for those in need, but also understand from our partners that there’s more to an organized relief effort than donation of time and supplies. We’d encourage those that want to lend a hand to look into the below groups and work with existing organizations to have the greatest impact.
Time Out New York’s “How to Help Out After Sandy”
American Red Cross
NYC Service
New York Cares
New Jersey’s Volunteer Emergency Response
Community Emergency Response Teams
Team Rubicon
The Humane Society
American Humane Association

Wednesday, Nov. 7th, Foodtruck Outreach Efforts

NYC Food Truck Association Sandy Outreach Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone for your generous donations to our fellow New Yorkers without power.  The New York City Food Truck Association is using funds raised through our indiegogo fundraiser as well as our new partnership with the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the Film Food Festival to send a truck to serve hot meals in areas of NYC that were devastated by Sandy.

Today, the following food trucks will be in:

BROOKLYN (9am-12pm)
· Coolhaus- 1904 Surf Ave./MCYU Parking Lot
· Frites ‘n Meats- Brighton Beach Ave. & Coney Island Ave.
· Toum- West 25th & Surf Ave.
· Milk Truck- Red Hook Coffey Park, 85 Richards
· Gorilla Cheese- 52 Seba Ave.
· Sweetery NYC- Surf Avenue & West 25th Street

 

STATEN ISLAND (9am-12pm)
· Valduccis- Father Capodano Blvd. & Hunter Ave.
· Wafels & Dinges- Surf Playground, Surf Ave. between W. 25 St. and W. 27 St
· Rickshaw Dumplings- Mill Road & New Dorp Lane
· The Treats Truck- Mill Road & New Dorp Lane
· Mud Truck- 6581 Hylan Blvd.
· Uncle Gussy’s- Mill Road & New Dorp Lane

QUEENS (9am-12pm)
· Now Eat This- York College, 94 – 20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.
· Phil’s Steaks- St. Helen’s at 157-10 83rd St.
· Eddie’s Pizza- 112-15 Beach Channel Drive
· Mexico Blvd.- Our Lady of Grace at 100-05 159th Ave.
· Nuchas- 1414 Central Ave.
· Cupcake Crew- 84th & Rockaway Beach Blvd.
· Souvlaki GR- Red Fern & Beach 12th
· Morris Truck- 40th & Beach Channel Ave.
· Taco Bite- Rockaway Beach Blvd., near Ocean Bay & Beach)
· Chinese Mirch- 10233 Davenport Court

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For more updates please follow @NYCFoodTruck on twitter or subscribe to this Twitter List of all Relief Outreach trucks.

If you’re in need of help or want to volunteer:
We’ve also heard amazing requests from you on how much you want to help donate your time or resources to the effort. We’re humbled by the caring and concern of the NYC community for those in need, but also understand from our partners that there’s more to an organized relief effort than donation of time and supplies. We’d encourage those that want to lend a hand to look into the below groups and work with existing organizations to have the greatest impact.
Time Out New York’s “How to Help Out After Sandy”
American Red Cross
NYC Service
New York Cares
New Jersey’s Volunteer Emergency Response
Community Emergency Response Teams
Team Rubicon
The Humane Society
American Humane Association