A longtime Seaford restaurant is giving back to back to local residents impacted by Superstorm Sandy on Thanksgiving Day.
Runynon's, which has been open for business on 3928 Merrick Road since 1971, is hosting a free Thanksgiving meal to area families hit hardest by the Oct. 29 natural disaster from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday. Runyon's co-owner Grail McGinley said space is limited and it is best to call for reservations at 516-221-2112.
McGinley said Runynon's has traditionally provided around 1,000 meals to Long Islanders in need during Thanksgiving, but upon learning that those numbers could not be met this year due to being without full power for a number of days after the storm, she decided to try and focus on helping those locally in need. She said in addition to assisting local families devastated by Sandy, electric workers from out of state who are away from their families this month while helping the Long Island Power Authority are also welcome to take part in Thursday's feast.
In addition to Runnon's, the Memorare Council #3476 Knights of Columbus Hall in Searord is also hosting a free Thanksgiving meal to residents whose homes were damaged by Sandy on Thursday from 2-5 p.m.