American Red Cross Plans to Keep Seaford Feeding Site Open Through Weekend

Agency continues to hand out meals daily at Cedar Creek Park to local victims of Superstorm Sandy,.

The American Red Cross is planning to keep open a feeding site it established at Cedar Creek Park in Seaford last week in response to many residents in the area facing food shortages due to damage incurred by Superstorm Sandy at least through this weekend. 

"Our current plan is to have the kitchen in Cedar Creek open through this weekend," said American Red Cross spokeswoman Karen Stecher in a statement Tuesday afternoon. "This is subject to change depending on conditions in the area." 

The feeding site at Cedar Creek Park features Red Cross workers distributing water, snacks and personal hygiene comfort kits. Meals are also handed out daily at lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Margaret Fisher November 06, 2012 at 10:00 PM
They may need to keep it open longer. I found out from residents in South Bellmore today that although most had gas ranges for cooking up until now, their gas service is being cut off and now they cannot cook. I have been trying to spread the word by mouth about hot meal availability at Cedar Creek Park. Most I spoke with were not aware of this. People do not have access to internet or TV so they are not aware of available resources. I also picke dup some supplies there and distributed them to people that were working hard cleaning their homes so they didn't have to go get it themselves. Anyone from the community can go athere and help and pick up some food and supplies to distribute to others that need it.
Follow the Money November 07, 2012 at 12:48 AM
Why can't they move this to the Seaford Ave School. There is a large building that is not being used. Does this make sense to anyone? Why can't the building be used to help displaced residents??????
Judith Conlon November 07, 2012 at 04:50 AM
This Red Cross Distribution site in Seaford is in an evacuation zone during the Nor'Easter on Wednesday. With this cold weather they really need to go indoors as well as move north of Merrick Road. The Seaford Avenue school is less than a mile away. What a shame it is being under-utilized in this crisis situation when it could easily provide respite for residents and volunteers alike. I guess south Seaford is on it's own. Without power in this area for nine days and counting, how will residents be notified of the new evacuation order from Mangano? And how can they open the schools on Wednesday with this latest evacuation in effect? How will the buses get through? Are there any community leaders willing to step up to the plate here? I plan to help out with my van to bring supplies to families in the Harbor after the storm. It's really up to us to help each other now. Why is the Red Cross leaving so soon?
Deirdre white November 29, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Huge help despetately still needed... Please DON'T GO AWAY.. I have 5 childen and a lucky n grateful husband just back to work re setting elevators for all of the city. I have neighbors relying on me (you) for only help they have had.. Elderly, n single moms.... We still need u... I will get u a indoor location if need be... Thanks for being here n do not leave us PLEASE


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