WHERE TO GET FREE FOOD and
 

WHERE TO VOLUNTEER



FREE FOOD SUPPLIES & SERVICES

  • Each person will be allowed three meals and five bottles of water per day, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday. Food will also be delivered directly to home-bound residents, the mayor said.
  • The deliveries will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  The city has set up the food-delivery stations at the following locations:


MANHATTAN’S FREE FOOD


  • Chelsea Park (Chelsea): 27th Street between Ninth and 10th Avenues.
  • Vladic Playground (East Village): 10th Avenue between Avenues C and D.
  • Smith Playground (Lower East Side): Catherine Street between Cherry and Monroe streets.
  • Hamilton Fish (Lower East Side): Pitt Street at East Houston Street.
  • Confucius Plaza (Chinatown): The Bowery at Division Street.
  • Grand Street Settlement Houses (Lower East Side) – WATER ONLY: 413 Grand St. at Clinton Street.

  • Brightbox is offering free cell phone charging at Fifth Avenue and 28th Street in Manhattan. Details.

  • Free coworking space (outlets, desk space, wifi, coffee, etc) is available at several locations. Find the list here.

  • Xfinity hotspots are free through Nov. 7. Details and locations.

  • 397 Grand Street – LoHo Realty & Concierge is giving out free water in front of its storefront office at,  917-796-5445

  • 101 Stanton Street (646) 861-3766 Friday 11/2 starting at 3pm Pimps and Pinups will be handing out coffee and soup to their neighbors struggling with the aftermath of the storm. Gimmie Coffee! Brooklyn and Starbucks donated coffee and Hale and Hearty is supplying the soup.


BROOKLYN’S FREE FOOD


  • Surf Avenue Playground (Coney Island): West 25th Street and Surf Avenue.
  • Red Hook Coffey Park (Red Hook): 85 Richards St.
  • NY Sports Clubs are opening their doors to anyone needing a shower, cell phone charge or bit of exercise after the storm. BK locations include Cobble Hill, Park Slope, Bay Ridge and Midwood. Details.


QUEENS FREE FOOD


  • Redfern Houses Playground (Rockaways): 1462 Beach Channel Dr. (Redfern and Beach 12th Street).
  • Hammel Playground (Rockaways): Beach 84th St. and Rockaway Beach Boulevard.
  • Conch Playground (Rockaways): Beach 51st Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard.
  • Hallets Cove (Astoria): Veron Boulevard at 30th Road and Astoria Boulevard.


STATEN ISLAND’S FREE FOOD


  • Parking lot at the corner of Mill Road and New Dorp Lane.
  • Yetman Avenue and Hylan Boulevard.


TECH GENIUSES, YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED

  • Hashtag #NYTechResponds to learn more about the Hurricane Hackathon for developers (and others) to get together virtually and physically to crowdsource solutions to critical technical and infrastructure related problems faced in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.


  • NY Tech Meetup is organizing IT-savvy volunteers to help various schools, not-for-profits, and small businesses get their information systems back up and running all over the Sandy-affected area. Register online and visit one of their locations today.





BROOKLYN VOLUNTEERS



  • Red Hook Initiative (767 Hicks Street) is open to individuals and businesses that need power. They’re also looking for food, flashlights, cell phone chargers and other assorted items.

  • UPDATE 10/31: More volunteers are still needed: donations appreciated, there are some specific things needed such as already prepared food, utensils such as spoons and bowls, gallons of milk, flashlights, batteries, papers towels, and paper for printing fliers.  For more information call (347) 770-1528 or email redhookrecovers@gmail.com


  • Prospect Park South School PS 249 needs help from licensed counselors and anyone that can provide temporary shelter and the following items:

  • Clothing, both children’s and adult’s, Coffee and tea, Kid’s toys and books, Drinking cups. 18 Marlborough Road  Brooklyn, NY 11226 (718) 282-8828

  • Carroll Gardens PS 32 (317 Hoyt St) is collecting donations for Red Hook non-perishable food, water, batteries, flashlights, candles, and money. 317 Hoyt Street Brooklyn, NY  11231

  • Park Slope’s John Jay HS Evacuation Center on 7th Avenue between 4th and 5th Street, needs boxes of coffee, tea, hot water and large amounts of low-sugar/low-salt cereal

  • The Park Slope Armory at 361 15th St. between 7th and 7th Avenue. needs boxes of coffee, tea, hot water and large amounts of low-sugar/low-salt cereal

MANHATTAN VOLUNTEERS

  • 46 Hester Street If you have supplies to donate (flashlights, batteries, water) you can drop them off at CAAAV’s offices, via the lo-down

  • Seward Park High School, 350 Grand Street- Volunteers are needed

  • LES, Want to volunteer Fri to deliver food/water to elderly on lower east side, sign up here http://jcorps.org/e/253

  • A senior and other disabled are in dire need of food and water in Alphabet City. 950 East 4th Walk, Apt. 8I

  • 13th Street: Please bring nonperishable food/water/batteries to residents of @HelpUSA RFK Apts at 113 East 13th St

  • East Village: Stuy Town Oval Concierge, 10th St and Ave C, Father’s Heart (11th and Ave B)

  • There is an IMMEDIATE NEED at 10th St and Ave D – food distribution to those in need.



NEW JERSEY
VOLUNTEERS


  • Newark: Please bring food/batteries to our #homeless residents @ 640 Clinton Ave & JBJ homes @ 68 Mt Pleasant Ave

  • Toms River:  Toms River High School East 1225 Raider Way, Toms River, NJ 08753 (732) 505-5665



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