Vendy Awards honors Hurricane Sandy food trucks
The 50 vendors who swooped in to feed hungry storm victims last fall get a proper tribute this September.
Tue Aug 6 2013
Photograph: Virginia Rollison
Among the harrowing photos that emerged from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy last fall—the downed trees, the leveled houses—were also images of volunteers offering their time and resources to mitigate the blow. Those volunteers included food-truck vendors: All in all, 50 of the mobile grub spots served up somewhere in the neighborhood of 350,000 free meals to residents living in the city’s hardest-hit areas.
The Vendy Awards have rightly taken notice, and will honor these businesses at the ninth annual food-truck event next month. The large-hearted purveyors who turned out after the storm—dispatched via the New York City Food Truck Association—included Gorilla Cheese NYC, Coolhaus, Kimchi Taco and many more (the full list is here). Click here for more info on the Vendys, which happens September 7 at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
(h/t Daily News)
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