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Two years after Superstorm Sandy, many Staten Islander residents are still struggling to recover. Ongoing rebuilding efforts leave little time or resources for holiday celebrations.
Project Hospitality and The Food Bank for New York City are stepping in by distributing Thanksgiving turkeys – and all the trimmings – to families hardest hit on the South Shore.
The Friday-only All Souls soup kitchen is busy preparing for a crowd of more than 250 people expected the day after Thanksgiving. But tough economic times are making it harder to serve New York’s hungry. The Upper East Side staple for more than 30 years is cutting back on some food items, even as demand grows.
The Global Alliance For Clean Cookstoves drew Hillary Clinton and other notables who joined the push to bring stoves than use clean fuel to developing nations. More than four million people die annually from fumes produced by open flames and other unsafe cooking methods. The group hopes to put eco-friendly stoves in 100 million homes by 2020.
The two-day conference at the Conrad New York Hotel ended with pledges from the U.S., the U.K. and Norway to contribute a total $290 million to the effort.