In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, all of us at Fairway Market extend our support and heartfelt thoughts. We hope you are safe and well. We are proud to be part of this extraordinary community.
We have worked hard around the clock to keep our stores up and running throughout the storm’s aftermath to ensure that you have all the food and supplies you need. Our Manhtattan stores stayed open until 4 pm on the Monday of the storm. Seven of our eleven stores were up and running by 10 AM the day after the storm. Shortly after that, ten of our eleven stores were open.
Our wonderful Red Hook employees are working in our other ten stores–say hi to them. Our first priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of all our employees.
We are offering a shuttle service from Fairway Red Hook to our Manhattan Fairways, so that our Red Hook customers can get all of the groceries they need. All other ten of our Fairway locations are fully stocked and receiving deliveries.
We’ve been donating truckload upon truckload 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. We are teaming up with the offices of the Mayor, City Council, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and other elected officials to ensure that the food, meals and merchandise are going where they have been most needed.
We’re here if you need a warm place to go, power to charge your electronic devices, or to be amongst friendly faces. Visit us at fairwaymarket.com for the latest–we will keep you informed of all developments. We are here for you and are honored to serve our community–our families, friends, colleagues, and neighbors– during this tough time.
Bill Sanford, Fairway’s president, gives us an update after the storm from CNBC: