November 20, 2012
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces Lowe's to Distribute More Than 22,000 Thanksgiving Meals to Families Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Lowes will be distributing more than 22,000 traditional, family-style Thanksgiving meals from Boston Market to families in the hardest hit communities of Hurricane Sandy. These heat-and-serve dinners will be distributed on a first come, first served basis on Wednesday, November 21 beginning at 11:00 AM.


The dinners will be distributed at 35 Lowes stores located closest to the most impacted communities in New York and New Jersey. Thirteen of these stores are in New York. Each store location will have approximately 500 meals to distribute.


Each meal serves about six people and includes fresh roasted turkey or ham, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet corn and rolls. Table Talk Pies of Worcester, Mass. donated more than 43,000 pies to be included in the meals. In total, these dinners will feed more than 136,000 people in the affected communities.


This year, many families in New York will not be able to have their usual Thanksgiving dinners at home because of the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy, Governor Cuomo said. In response, Lowes is distributing these traditional, ready-to-serve dinners to help families in the hardest hit areas celebrate the holiday together. I thank Lowes for its continuing commitment to help New Yorkers while we work to recover and rebuild our homes and communities.


I recently had the opportunity to tour the area and see firsthand the tremendous loss suffered by so many families, including many of our own employees, said Robert A. Niblock, Lowes chairman, president and CEO. Were doing everything we can to help these communities get back on their feet, and food is still a critical need for so many people. We hope these meals can bring a moment of comfort for families who are enduring so many difficulties this holiday season.


Lowes has committed to helping their customers, employees and neighbors recover from the disaster and has already donated $1 million to relief efforts in the communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy.


The following stores will be distributing meals on Wednesday:


Medford, NY2796 Route 112Medford, NY 11763Phone: (631) 207-4541


Garden City, NY700 Dibblee DriveGarden City, NY 11530Phone: (516) 794-6531


Bay Shore, NY800 Sunrise HighwayBay Shore, NY 11706Phone: (631) 954-9001


Farmingdale, NY90 Price ParkwayFarmingdale, NY 11735Phone: (631) 927-3470


Stony Brook, NY2150 Nesconset HighwayStony Brook, NY 11790Phone: (631) 406-2015


Hicksville, NY920 South BroadwayHicksville, NY 11801Phone: (516) 733-7840


Rosedale, NY253-01 Rockaway BoulevardRosedale, NY 11422Phone: (516) 837-4057


Patchogue, NY825 Montauk HighwayEast Patchogue, NY 11772Phone: (631) 687-6220


Riverhead - South, NY1461 Old Country RoadRiverhead, NY 11901Phone: (631) 208-2190


N.W. Staten Island, NY2171 Forest AvenueStaten Island, NY 10303Phone: (718) 682-9027


S. Staten Island, NY2790 Arthur Kill RoadStaten Island, NY 10309Phone: (718) 477-7300


Brooklyn, NY118 2nd AvenueBrooklyn, NY 11215Phone: (718) 249-1151


Brooklyn - Kings Plaza, NY5602 Avenue UBrooklyn, NY 11234Phone: (718) 758-2910