Pocket Change to Make a Change, an East Meadow organization, served Thanksgiving dinner to families displaced by Hurricane Sandy in the Rockaways during its Thanks! Giving Back Food Drive.
More than 50 volunteers from all over the New York area including Albany helped serve more than 1,500 families in two days.
Michael Gordon is an East Meadow resident and one of the founders of Pocket Change to Make a Change.
"We wanted to help the families of the Rockaways have a nice hot meal," Gordon said.
Food and supplies were donated from a number of local residents, businesses and organizations.
Pocket Change to Make a Change was started by East Meadow residents, Michael Gordon, Kathleen Bracker and Matthew Dosil in 2011. The organization has volunteered and raised money for natural disasters such as the 2011 tsunami in Japan, Hurricane Katrina and for hurricanes that have hit Florida.