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In powerless NYC, food trucks come to the rescue to feed the masses, the private sector’s version of the Red Cross/FEMA?

From the Gothamist yesterday, “There may not be power in much of lower Manhattan right now, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t food trucks of every kind coming to feed the masses. In fact, an armada of the hip food vending vehicles are rolling downtown this afternoon.”

Update from Zagat: “Large swaths of NYC are still without power, but many sections of Hoboken are even worse. Residents are still stranded by floods, and the lights are still out and the National Guard has been evacuating parts of the city. The city is also putting the call out for food – posting a message on their Facebook page asking for mobile eateries to please come setup shop: ‘Have a food truck? Come to Hoboken and help us feed our community.’”

3 thoughts on “In powerless NYC, food trucks come to the rescue to feed the masses, the private sector’s version of the Red Cross/FEMA?

  1. @Jake W. The food trucks are feeding the displaced and relief workers free with funds donated from a wide range sources – NYC government, corporations, and private citizens. You may want to find out a little about what they are doing before accusing them of being greedy capitalists.

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