Governor Cuomo has arranged for the donation of 900,000 masks for food service and delivery workers in order to help stop the spread of Covid-19 and to protect these frontline workers who are providing an essential service to New Yorkers. We’re partnering with the State Liquor Authority to get these masks out to those who need them.
We’ve arranged to make these masks available through a partnership with Restaurant Depot and their locations across New York State. You can get your free masks at their warehouse in Blauvelt, Bohemia, Buffalo, Canarsie, College Point, Farmingdale, Garden City, Hamilton Avenue, Maspeth, Mount Vernon, Newburgh, Oakpoint, Portchester, and Rochester. We’re greatly appreciative that they’ve agreed to take on this role. They will fill your requests for these donated masks as part of your ordering process. You may also be able to obtain these masks from Baldor Specialty Foods and Sysco.
The masks are not just for workers currently on site – employees will likely need to wear masks once restaurants can fully reopen. The masks are Hanes cloth masks so they’re designed for one to be distributed to each employee. There are no limits on the masks, but we encourage you to take what you need and no more so we can spread the masks around.
There’s a long road ahead and we’re not even sure when the road to recovery begins, but perhaps this is a sign of good things to come.