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.