Food Trucks Giving Out Free Meals Today In Manhattan And Brooklyn

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New York, NY (Nov 2, 2012)  Local food trucks have already played an important role in getting food to powerless spots around the city

Today the NYC Food Truck Association and JetBlue Airways announced they will be offering free meals to folks still without power in parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Between noon and 4 p.m. today, the trucks will be giving away 11,000 meals at seven different sites, acting as an alternative to the National Guard's distribution of food that began yesterday

Twelve trucks are rolling out to serve New Yorkers in need; here's where to find them:

Andy’s Italian Ice
Milk Truck
Frites n’ Meats
(Chelsea 8th Ave & 19th St)

Big D’s Grub

(Washington Square - West 4th Street)

Cupcake Crew
Eddie’s Pizza
(Rockaways - Beach 50th and Beach Channel Drive)

Rickshaw Dumplings
Wafles and Dinges
(Astor Place)

Mexico Blvd
(Tompkins Square Park)

Wafles and Dinges
(14th & 3rd Ave - Trader Joes)

Wafles and Dinges
(City Hall Park)

Free tacos are wonderful but this takes Food Truck philanthropy to a whole other level. And although any food is welcome at this point, we're guessing these meals will taste a whole lot better than MREs.

*This information is courtesy of Joel.E5 from Create Change: Live the Life You Want! Meetup
To learn more about Joel.E5, visit his/her Meetup member profile

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