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Sandy survivor comfort boxes

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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013 10:30 am

With the six-month anniversary of Hurricane Sandy next week, two organizations are seeking to help the storm’s victims keep their kitchen cabinets stocked as they continue to focus on rebuilding.

Family-to-Family, Inc., and Peapod, a grocery service, are running a 90-day campaign for people to donate a care box full of groceries to affected families in the Rockaways and other hard-hit areas.

The “Comforts of Home” welcome boxes, which are put together for $62 each, include basic food essentials like flour, sugar, beans, rice, pasta, cereal and condiments. Families can choose from regular, low-sodium or diabetic food types.

“Comforts of Home boxes will help these families in a concrete way and also let them know they haven’t been forgotten,” said Pam Koner, founder and executive director of Family-to-Family.

In addition, for another $62 donation, a box containing household supplies like detergent and bathroom and kitchen cleaners will be delivered.

Anyone interested in donating a box should visit family-to-family.org/comforts-of-home-boxes-2.

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