Many of those not directly harmed by Sandy came out to help. At Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope, Brooklyn, the volunteers are still coming, a year later.
Each day, from 8.30am to 11.30am, people gather to make hundreds of sandwiches. Other volunteers deliver the sandwiches to community hubs in areas still reeling from storm damage—and also to other institutions such as women's shelters.
They recently made their 100,000th sandwich.
Rozanne Gold, a cookbook author and former Gracie Mansion chef for Mayor Edward Koch, is leading the effort. She is in the kitchen almost every morning, Monday to Friday (though the group effort did take a break over the summer).
"When food becomes more than food, but becomes a source of emotional nourishment, it just changes everything," Gold said. "It’s just wonderful to have that feeling every single day."
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