The American Red Cross has opened six feeding sites in areas of Long Island that were especially hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy. Three sites are open in Nassau County and three in Suffolk County.
Red Cross workers are today distributing water, snacks and personal hygiene comfort kits at each location. A total of 3,300 meals (sandwiches) will be available at lunch and dinner at each site. The hours of operation for each feeding site will be 11 am to 1 pm for lunch and from 4 pm to 6 pm for dinner. These sites are expected to be operational at least through the weekend.
The names and locations of the feeding sites are:
Nickerson Beach Park, 880 Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach, NY
Cedar Crest Park, 3340 Merrick Road, Seaford, NY
Christopher Marley Park, 500 Searingtown Road, Roslyn, NY
Riverhead City Center, 210 Center Drive, Riverhead, NY
H.L. Dennison, 100 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY
Mastic Fire House, 1080 Mastic Road, Mastic, NY
Additionally, the Red Cross will have emergency aid stations at each location with disaster mental health personnel available to provide emotional support to hurricane affected residents.