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Andrea Curran loads a tray full of food (Credit: Ed Betz)

Andrea Curran loads a tray full of food on South Wellwood Avenue in Lindenhurst, where hot meals were being served to victims of superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 10, 2012)

Community lifeline in Lindenhurst

What started out two days after superstorm Sandy as a collection site in Lindenhurst has become a community lifeline for hundreds -- offering everything from hot buffet-style fare to roof tarps to boots.

A Suffolk County Police Officer delivers supplies from
(Credit: Ed Betz)

A Suffolk County Police Officer delivers supplies from the Red Cross to a site in Lindenhurst where hot meals were being served to victims of superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 10, 2012)

Andrea Curran loads a tray full of food
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Andrea Curran loads a tray full of food on South Wellwood Avenue in Lindenhurst, where hot meals were being served to victims of superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 10, 2012)

Volunteers load trays full of food on South
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Volunteers load trays full of food on South Wellwood Avenue in Lindenhurst, where hot meals were being served to victims of superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 10, 2012)

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Village of Lindenhurst workers use heavy machinery to
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Village of Lindenhurst workers use heavy machinery to remove debris left over from superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 10, 2012)

A Suffolk County SPCA officer gives pet food
(Credit: Ed Betz)

A Suffolk County SPCA officer gives pet food to a victim of superstorm Sandy in Lindenhurst. The SPCA has given away thousands of pounds of food to areas that were hard hit by superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 10, 2012)

Dylan Seals, 17, right, and Steven Rice, 13,
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Dylan Seals, 17, right, and Steven Rice, 13, cousins, push water out of the driveway of Seals home in Lindenhurst. (Nov. 10, 2012)

Volunteers load trays full of food on South
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Volunteers load trays full of food on South Wellwood Avenue in Lindenhurst, where hot meals were being served to victims of superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 10, 2012)

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