In the picture to the left, Fairway staff disposes of food ruined by Sandy.
The store has been working with vendors and donating truckloads of food, water and other staples to local food banks, emergency relief shelters, soup kitchens, and homeless shelters in Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the areas in and around the city.
The company has been working with the Borough President’s Office, the Mayor, City Council, and other elected officials to ensure that the food, meals and merchandise are going where they are most needed.
The Red Hook store will remain closed until a total cleanup and renovation are complete, which is expected to take about two to three months.
Improvements to the store are planned: a full-scale restaurant on the second floor of the historic building overlooking the Statue of Liberty, with a menu prepared by Chef Mitchel London.