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Thanksgiving Dinners, Turkeys Being Delivered To Hard-Hit Storm Areas In NY, NJ

Debris is left out for removal on November 20, 2012 in Long Beach, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Debris is left out for removal on November 20, 2012 in Long Beach, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Thousands of Thanksgiving dinners are being delivered to hard-hit storm communities throughout New Jersey and the New York City area on Wednesday.

In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said more than 3,000 dinners and 900 turkeys are being delivered by the National Guard to parts of New York City, Long Island and the Lower Hudson Valley.

Cuomo said gravy, canned vegetables, pies, bread and other food items were donated by Costco, Delta, ShopRite and Wal-Mart.

“This Thanksgiving, we wanted to ensure that New Yorkers impacted by the storm can still celebrate the holiday with their loved ones,” Cuomo said in a statement. “I thank our corporate partners for their continuing assistance which will provide the invaluable comfort of a Thanksgiving dinner to thousands of New Yorkers.”

First responders are being treated to lunch in Breezy Point, Queens. They’ll be greeted by the governor and actor Steve Buscemi.

In New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie and his cabinet members will be packaging and distributing meals Wednesday at Lowe’s stores, most of them in areas that sustained flooding.

Christie and his wife, Mary Pat, are handing out food at a Lowes store in Toms River.

The food is being provided by Boston Market. Each store will have about 500 meals for distribution.

Several Lowe’s stores in New York are also participating in the event.

For a list of locations that will receive box dinners and turkeys delivered by the National Guard in New York, see below:

Church of the Nazarene in Far Rockaway
150 boxes

Project Hospitality on Staten Island
200 boxes

Island Harvest in Suffolk County
500 boxes, 300 turkeys

Five Towns Community Center in Nassau County
500 boxes

Freeport Recreation Center in Nassau County
300 boxes

City Harvest in Manhattan
200 boxes and 300 turkeys

Pal Miccio Center in Red Hook, Brooklyn
300 boxes

St. Johns Bread & Life in Brooklyn
250 turkeys

Coalition of Staten Island Non-Profits
50 turkeys

Ariana’s Catering Hall on Staten Island
300 boxes

Rockaway Point Fire Department in Breezy Point, Queens
200 boxes

People to People in Rockland County
250 boxes

Nepperhan Community Center in Yonkers, Westchester County
100 boxes

Slater Center in White Plains, Westchester County
50 boxes

New Beginnings in Mount Vernon, Westchester County
35 boxes

For a list of Lowe’s locations distributing meals, see below:

New York

Brooklyn, NY
118 2nd Avenue

Brooklyn – Kings Plaza, NY
5602 Avenue U

N.W. Staten Island, NY
2171 Forest Avenue

S. Staten Island, NY
2790 Arthur Kill Road

Medford, NY
2796 Route 112

Garden City, NY
700 Dibblee Drive

Bay Shore, NY
800 Sunrise Highway

Farmingdale, NY
90 Price Parkway

Stony Brook, NY
2150 Nesconset Highway

Hicksville, NY
920 South Broadway

Rosedale, NY
253-01 Rockaway Boulevard

Patchogue, NY
825 Montauk Highway

Riverhead – South, NY
1461 Old Country Road

New Jersey

Piscataway, NJ
1345 Centennial Avenue

Woodbridge, NJ
51 Woodbridge Center Drive

Toms River, NJ
1375 Hooper Avenue

Howell, NJ
4975 Us Highway 9

Millville, NJ
113 Bluebird Lane

Cape May, NJ
3171 Route 9 South

E. Brunswick, NJ
339 State Highway Route 18

Jersey City, NJ
727 Route 440

Manahawkin, NJ
297 Route 72 West, Suite 30

Union, NJ
1721 Morris Avenue

Manchester Township, NJ
1053 Highway 70

Bayonne, NJ
400 Bayonne Crossing Way

Egg Harbor Township, NJ
6048 Black Horse Pike

Holmdel, NJ
2194 State Route 35

Hamilton, NJ
1000 Marketplace Boulevard

W. Windsor, NJ
3504 Brunswick Pike

Brick Township, NJ
520 Route 70

Eatontown, NJ
118 Highway 35

Marlboro, NJ
57 U.S. Highway 9 South

E. Rutherford, NJ
150 Route 17 North

Paramus, NJ
2000 Bergen Town Center

Paterson, NJ
265 Mclean Boulevard

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