NYC Food Trucks Assist Hard-Hit Coney Island

NYC Food Trucks Assist Hard-Hit Coney Island

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CONEY ISLAND, NY - The thousands of Coney Island residents who lined up for assistance in the Brooklyn Cyclones parking lot Monday got a sweet surprise — powdered sugar-covered zeppoles, sausage and peppers and other street food staples.

Korilla at Coney Island
Image by Alison Fox for The Wall Street Journal

Several trucks familiar to the Midtown lunch crowd offered the free food to folks who have had no power or food since Sandy struck. They had been waiting in line in the parking lot for food, clothing and other assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Angelo Spata brought two of his Lucy’s food trucks, named for his mother, to the lot and served more than 1,000 people Monday afternoon.

“It really is a natural disaster that you thought would never hit the NYC area. It feels good to help out,” said Spata, 38 years old. “I said we have to give back to the community.”

On the other side of the parking lot sat the recognizable orange striped truck of  Korrilla BBQ. Inside, four guys slung Korean-style tacos, serving about 600 people Monday afternoon.

The truck was sponsored by JPMorgan Chase, said Melissa Shuffield, a spokeswoman for the company. On Monday, trucks were also set up on Coney Island, the Rockaways and Staten Island. Shuffield said Chase also set up mobile ATM’s near the disaster centers.

Find the entire article by Alison Fox at the Wall Street Journal <here>

 

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