Why Generac Power Systems is Supporting Food Bank For New York City
Food and water donations as well as a special $5 wafel will support Food Bank in honor of the 5th anniversary of Superstorm Sandy
When Superstorm Sandy hit New York five years ago, power outages disrupted food distribution channels and exposed an alarming potential for sudden food shortages.
This was a storm that ripped through communities, much like we witnessed recently in Texas and Florida. Sandy was an equal-opportunity storm that dealt a major blow to many of the 1.5 million New Yorkers who rely on Food Bank For New York City, while introducing hunger to others for the first time.
Overnight, tens of thousands of people in the path of the storm found themselves homeless, jobless and newly in need. Given that experience, New Yorkers understand the devastation that comes with storms like Harvey and Irma — the power outages as well as limited supplies of food and water and personal hygiene supplies.
While Generac works to bring backup power supply to the people, Food Bank For New York City is working with its network of sister food banks across the country to support victims of Harvey and Irma as well as providing support for its hometown network. On Sept. 21, Generac is partnering with Food Bank For New York City and the Wafels & Dinges food truck to accept food and water donations to assure supply won’t be an issue in the event of another late-season power outage.
Furthermore, Generac Power Systems will donate $25,000 to Food Bank For New York City while hosting this timely and important food drive to support hurricane preparedness and resiliency as part of National Preparedness Month. This donation comes during Food Bank’s Go Orange To End Hunger™ campaign, an annual citywide call to action that takes place each September and calls upon ALL New Yorkers to get involved in support of those in need in New York City who rely on Food Bank and its network of charities across the five boroughs.
If you’re in New York on Thursday, Sept. 21, then please join us at the Wafels & Dinges truck near Bryant Park, on W. 40th between Broadway and 6th Ave. where we’ll take your donations and you’ll get a FREE wafel. A special $5 wafel also benefits Food Bank For New York City, because as we’ve seen with hurricanes Harvey and Irma, we can never be too prepared for the next storm-related power outage.