Hurricane Irene Relief: Food & Supplies Desperately Needed [Updated]


This is the first big citywide weekend of the drive to collect items needed by New York farmers who were quite literally blown away by Hurricane Irene, and flooded out, too. Following is an updated list of times and drop-off points beginning this weekend, from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m., please:

Greenmarket Donation Collection Sites
Hurricane Relief for Upstate Communities Collections will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at markets on the dates listed below.

Manhattan Greenmarkets

Union Square: Union Square North (in pavilion), Saturdays 10/1, 10/8
97th St: 97th St btw Columbus & Amsterdam, Fridays 9/30, 10/7
Abingdon Square: 12th St & 8th Ave, Saturdays 10/1, 10/8

Brooklyn Greenmarkets

Grand Army Plaza: Prospect Pk W & Flatbush, Saturdays 10/1, 10/8
Ft. Greene: Washington Pk and Dekalb, Saturdays 10/1, 10/8
Bay Ridge: 3rd Ave & 95th St, Saturdays 10/1, 10/8

Queens Greenmarkets

Sunnyside: Skillman & 42nd St, Saturdays 10/1, 10/8
Socrates Sculpture Park: Vernon & Broadway, Saturdays 10/1, 10/8
Jackson Heights: 34th Ave & 77th St, Sundays 10/2, 10/9

Staten Island Greenmarkets

Staten Island Mall: parking lot on Richmond Ave, Saturdays 10/1, 10/8

Bronx Greenmarkets

Bronx Borough Hall: Grand Concourse & 161st St, Tuesdays 10/4, 10/11

Donation List: Food and Supplies Needed

Peanut butter
Canned meals (chili, ravioli, etc.)
Hearty soups
Snack/granola bars
Shelf-stable or instant milk
Paper plates
Paper cups
Disinfectant cleaner

The program is being sponsored by City Harvest, Regional Food Bank, Move for Hunger, and GrowNYC, the umbrella organization that includes the Greenmarkets. New York State Regional Food Bank will do the distribution.