Hurricane Sandy Relief Information
12/11/12, Submitted by Beth Shapiro - Executive Director
Q 1: What is the approximate dollar amount of donations and pledges that
your organization has received to date in response to Hurricane Sandy?
A 1: $658,000
Q 2: Will these funds be used solely for Hurricane Sandy relief? If not,
approximately what portion will be used for Hurricane Sandy relief and
what other purposes will funds be used for?
A 2: Yes, 100% of these funds will he used for the emergency meals delivered.
Q 3: Approximately how much has your organization spent to date on Hurricane
A 3: $2,002,258
Q 4: What services has your organization provided to those affected by Hurricane
Sandy? What populations or geographical areas are being served by your
organization in response to Hurricane Sandy? What services does it expect to
provide in the future?
A 4: a. Citymeals-on-Wheels provides weekend, holiday and emergency meals to homebound
elderly in New York City. The organizations deliveries to frail elderly in all five
boroughs, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island.
b. Citymeals delivered 9583 Emergency Food Packages of 12 shelf stable meals in
Brooklyn and Queens the week before the storm. The weekend before the storm the
organization began delivering boxes of 3 shelf stable meals and delivered 21,282
(63,846 meals) of these since the storm including to some of the hardest hit areas Far
Rockaway, Coney island and Manhattan's Lower East Side.
c. Two weeks following the storm, Citymeals delivered an additional 7,731 large
Emergency Food Packages containing 92,772 meals to homebound elderly in the Bronx,
Manhattan and Staten Island.
d. Citymeals will continue to deliver emergency food as needed and as requested by the
City's Department for the Aging.
Q 5: Has your organization provided funding to other organizations for Hurricane
Sandy relief efforts? If so, which organizations have received those funds
and what is the approximate dollar amount provided to them? How does
your organization determine the need for funding?
A 5: Citymeals only provided funding to one organization for Hurricane Sandy relief effort.
$2,550.80 went to VISIONS for them to purchase food during the aftermath of Hurricane
Sandy. The funding provided food for 200 blind and disabled people in the VISIONS
building that was without power.
Q 6: Has your organization provided, or does it intend to provide, direct financial
assistance to individuals, families or businesses for Hurricane Sandy relief?
If so, what is the approximate dollar amount that your organization
has provided to date and approximately how much direct financial assistance
does it expect to provide in the future? How does your organization
determine the need for assistance?
A 6: Citymeals does not intend to provide direct financial assistance to individuals,
families or businesses for Hurricane Sandy relief.
Q 7: Does your organization have a plan in place on how to use any surplus funds
not spent for Hurricane Sandy relief? If so, please describe that plan.
A 7: Citymeals will use any surplus funds raised based on Sandy relief to re-stock our
warehouse with shelf stable food and to prepare additional emergency packages for