Filling Plates + Building Spirits
As you know New York has been devastated by Hurricane Sandy leavings tens of thousands of people without power, heat or hot water and in some cases a lot less.
In the Rockaways, there is not enough food for residents or the many emergency response workers who are working in 12hr shifts to try and restore power and assist in the reconstruction of a devastated city.
The Fat Radish has joined a coalition of New York restauranteurs including Chef Sam Talbot, The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, Back 40, L’artusi/ D’ell Anima and The Lobster truck to provide hot food to victims and volunteers in the Rockaways, called “The Rockaway Plate Lunch Truck”.
Spearheaded by Rob McKinley and Mike D, the truck will be staffed by one of the above restaurantuers seven days a week for the next 3 months. We hope to feed between 1500- 2000 people per day. There will be a cohesive daily menu giving people on site a steady availability of warm and healthy meals. This is key for all the work that desperately needs to be done on site.
Thanks to generous donations we have manged to purchase a truck and coordinate our efforts to ensure it is operational by next week. We are now looking for donations to cover food and operational costs for the coming months. Financial support however big or small would provide immediate help.
I know people think that there is nothing they can do in times like this but this is a very tangible way of having a great social impact.
If you could reach out to your network and see if anyone would like to support our efforts, the people of Rockaway and New York would be forever grateful.
Donations can be made via this link…. http://www.wavesforwater.org/fundraiser/rockaway-plate-lunch-truck
Thanks for helping in our efforts….
The Rockaway Plate Lunch Crew