TODAY: Lowe’s Distributing More Than 22,000 Thanksgiving Meals to Families Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

Lowe’s 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 today beginning at 11:00 AM.

The dinners will be distributed at 35 Lowe’s 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, Lowe’s is distributing these traditional, ready-to-serve dinners to help families in the hardest hit areas celebrate the holiday together. I thank Lowe’s 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, Lowe’s chairman, president and CEO. “We’re 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.”

Lowe’s 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 TODAY:

Medford, NY

2796 Route 112
Medford, NY 11763
Phone: (631) 207-4541

Garden City, NY

700 Dibblee Drive
Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: (516) 794-6531

Bay Shore, NY

800 Sunrise Highway
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Phone: (631) 954-9001

Farmingdale, NY

90 Price Parkway
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Phone: (631) 927-3470

Stony Brook, NY

2150 Nesconset Highway
Stony Brook, NY 11790
Phone: (631) 406-2015

Hicksville, NY

920 South Broadway
Hicksville, NY 11801
Phone: (516) 733-7840

Rosedale, NY

253-01 Rockaway Boulevard
Rosedale, NY 11422
Phone: (516) 837-4057

Patchogue, NY

825 Montauk Highway
East Patchogue, NY 11772
Phone: (631) 687-6220

Riverhead – South, NY

1461 Old Country Road
Riverhead, NY 11901
Phone: (631) 208-2190

N.W. Staten Island, NY

2171 Forest Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10303
Phone: (718) 682-9027

S. Staten Island, NY

2790 Arthur Kill Road
Staten Island, NY 10309
Phone: (718) 477-7300

Brooklyn, NY

118 2nd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: (718) 249-1151

Brooklyn – Kings Plaza, NY

5602 Avenue U
Brooklyn, NY 11234
Phone: (718) 758-2910