New York, NYC: NY Food Trucks Help Hurricane Victims

By Alex Levine |

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, kindhearted people are pitching in their skills and resources to help those affected by the superstorm. One of those people is food truck owner Nicolas Karaiorgos, owner of Uncle Gussy’s food truck in New York City. He is participating in a relief program called “Farm2Me Vendors & Food Trucks Sandy Outreach,” which provides food to those who need a hot meal.

“In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Farm2Me worked with Smorgasburg vendors and Blood Bank to recruit volunteers in Williamsburg to help those in NY and NJ without power,” says the Indiegogo page. “We are determined to bring 20 of our vendors together and get 20,000 meals to our neighbors in NY and NJ.”

Like other participating food trucks and food carts, Karaiorgos is donating time, money, employees, his food truck, and other resources to feed those who are hungry. We’ve seen news stories about a brick and mortar business providing meals to support hurricane relief efforts and interviews of the people they feed, who say the warm meal is very needed, and that it warms their hearts and spirits as much as it does their tummies. Surely the Farm2Me vendors’ services are also providing relief of various kinds residents in these areas. We also heard reports on WGN News that it can often be tough for people without power to receive proper nutrition as they are sustaining on the few canned goods and non-perishables that they happened to have when disaster struck.

“I’ve been through a lot. I ain’t never seen nothing like this. The situation is very tragic,”  said Karaiorgos, “I felt like I needed to do something to help out since New York City is a place that is very dear to my heart.”

You can help fuel their altruism and contribute to the hurricane relief efforts by donating on theirIndieGoGo page. They said that the money is going directly towards feeding those in need, so contribute what you can; you can comp a meal for someone who needs it for a mere $7. Let’s band together and show the Sandy victims we’re here for them, while also supporting our sister food truck communities!