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Homemade Thanksgiving as Hurricane Relief: Let's Take It Viral!

As the hours tick down to Thanksgiving Dinner, Locals pitch in for Rockaway Queens Sandy Survivors. Bounty being collected in Chappaqua for until 10AM Thursday.

Hi Everyone! We’ve got a chance to make a tangible effort this Thanksgiving to demonstrate our gratitude for all we’ve been given and all we haven’t lost. Let’s make the most of it. Dr. Susan Rubin, long time food and environmental activist and professional here in Westchester County, has a simple and timely idea. She’s helping to collect food and other good things and transporting them to Queens tomorrow morning to create a bountiful Thanksgiving for people who lost everything in Sandy. Bring anything you can to her home in Chappaqua today or first thing in the morning. She’s getting on the road by 10 AM Thursday. Here’s the message she sent out, and I collected some of her biography and some links and included them at the end.

If any of you in N.Westchester are making food for Turkey Day, the folks in Rockaway NY could use a serving or two. A group called Rockaway Help is working to set up a Thanksgiving Dinner for 1000 people who have lost everything due to Superstorm Sandy. I will be traveling out there 10am Thursday morning to deliver and serve homemade holiday food. If you could donate anything towards that effort, it would be greatly appreciated. Here's their wish list: We are in need of: Food ( Sides, Turkey, Ham, Desserts, Salad etc) Beverages ( REALLY in need of this) Tablecloths Eating Utensils Napkins, cups,plates Decor (Balloons, anything Thanksgiving/Fall themed) Disposable gloves Take-out containers ( For folks to take food to where they are staying in case we are unable to seat them) More volunteers to help out on the day of the event Please bring any items to me at 22 Pond Hill Road in Chappaqua anytime today or first thing in the morning. Thanks, susan rubin 914 844 3776

About Dr. Susan Rubin:

I am a eco-gastronomically focused food educator and leader in the world of school food activism as well as a mother of three. My specialty is helping busy moms create better health for themselves and their families. I also help people with cancer and other chronic illnesses thrive, not just survive. I am the founder of Better School Food, a coalition of health professionals, educators, and concerned parents, whose mission is to raise awareness about the connection between better food and better health. I am one of the Two Angry Moms in the documentary film of the same name.

I'm hoping we're parts of enough overlapping networks in Westchester that we can put together a tremendous response in short order!

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