Two years ago the Vendy Awards instituted a Hero’s Award, for street vendors who went beyond the call of duty.
This year, things are a little different. Dozens of food trucks helped serve over 350,000 hot meals to victims of Hurricane Sandy. We had no power for 5 days, but that was nothing compared to people in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, who are still recovering in some cases.
This year the Vendys couldn’t narrow down the list of heroic vendors to just one, so in 2013 they are honoring the remarkable work of the community of vendors that served hot meals to victims of Hurricane Sandy in the storm’s aftermath.