2013-04-26 / Community

Groceries, Comfort And Care To Those In Need

Marking the six month anniversary since Hurricane Sandy, NYC's Family to-Family along with Peapod, the country’s leading online grocery service, announced a 90-day campaign to restock the kitchen cupboards of families still struggling from the effects of the storm. The "Comforts of Home" grocery boxes are designed to re-stock kitchen essentials such as sugar, flour, jelly, rice, pasta, oatmeal, canned tomatoes, etc. as well as dish towels, and pot holders.

Through its website, Family-to- Family has provided a simple way for donors across the country to click, order and share a “Comforts of Home Box” for affected families (www.family-to-family.org/comfortsofhome-welcome-home-boxes-2/).

For $62, the care packages are filled with basic food essentials for selected hurricane-affected families in Staten Island, The Rockaways, Brooklyn, New York City and Ocean County, New Jersey. Peapod by Stop & Shop, which will fulfill the orders and deliver the groceries to each recipient family’s doorstep, has also committed to donating a matching box for the first 200 bought by donors and has offered to waive all delivery fees.

In addition, donors can purchase a second box (also for $62) for the family they’re helping – a “Clean-up Box” – filled with household cleaning supplies including laundry detergent and bathroom and kitchen cleaners.

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