Hurricane Sandy Relief Kitchen is a community-based, grassroots relief effort based in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. What began as an immediate, around-the-clock effort cooking out of the back of Two Boots of Brooklyn, has now transformed into an operation comprising local business, community groups and friends. Now operating out of Old First Reformed Church, we have, to date, served tens of thousands of those affected by Hurricane Sandy in coastal neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Staten Island.
Our effort continues, Wednesday through Friday, from our base at Old First Reformed Church, located at 729 Carroll Street (at 7th Avenue) in the Park Slope. We’re preparing hot food and sandwiches and delivering them, along with other necessary cleaning and personal supplies, to the Rockaways, Staten Island, Gerritsen Beach, Coney Island and other areas still gravely affected by the storm.
Wednesdays: 11am until 2pm (kitchen prep only)
Thursdays: 8am until 3pm (drivers needed)
MANPOWER: We need volunteers to help prepare and portion hot meals, make sandwiches, and assist with driving deliveries to our sites. We are currently operating in the kitchen of Old First Reformed Church. We make 3-5 deliveries a day, serving anywhere from 500-1,500 meals.
Volunteers can sign up by dropping in and filling out a form, by clicking the link to our all-access Google document on the righthand toolbar, and filling in their information, or by calling Jen at 310-740-5712 or Heather at 917-602-9309.
FINANCIAL Currently, we need about $3,000 per week to maintain our efforts and reach those in need. Anyone who is interested in financially supporting the phenomenal efforts of our volunteer crew can make donations at present through Old First Reformed Church in Park Slope. Secure, online donations can be made online by clicking the link in the right-hand toolbar, which will direct you to our paypal account.
Checks with Hurricane Sandy Relief Kitchen in the memo can be dropped off at, or sent to:
Old First Reformed Church
Attn: Hurricane Sandy Relief Kitchen
729 Carroll St.
Brooklyn NY 11215