LI veteran using his driveway to help feed other vets in need

Since July, Syd Mandelbaum has turned his Cedarhurst driveway into a veterans' farmers market. The vet was concerned for elderly vets going to supermarkets during the pandemic.

News 12 Staff

Apr 13, 2021, 4:37 PM

Updated 1,101 days ago

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One veteran is helping his brothers and sisters in arms by putting food on their tables as the pandemic wears on.
Since July, Syd Mandelbaum has turned his Cedarhurst driveway into a veterans' farmers market. The vet was concerned for elderly vets going to supermarkets during the pandemic.
So Mandelbaum made it a little easier with his own supermarket for those who need help.
Costco and Trader Joe's are among those to donate boxes full of food toward his effort.
It's open at his home Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
"It's taken a toll this COVID, and that we have a place that we can congregate in a safe place, everyone wear a mask, they have socially distanced, that they can come out get some food and talk with everybody else," says Mandelbaum.
At the end of the day, any food that's left over goes to a local pantry for other families in need.


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