The New York chapter of the Hospitality Industry Network (NEWH) is pitching in to help restore and reconstruct the restaurants and bars in New York's South Street Seaport that were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. The organization is calling for donations to be accepted during IHMRS (at the back of aisle 1100) and at BDNY (at the front of aisle 4300) at the city's Javits Center .
Additionally, both IHMRS and BDNY have decided to fund gifts to the American Red Cross and are encouraging exhibitors and attendees to support Sandy relief efforts through Red Cross donations. Exhibitors at both shows will also be able to support relief efforts post show by donating show products and booth samples to City Harvest and Housing Works .
IHMRS runs through November 13 and BDNY runs through November 12. Contact NEWH in their booth at the Javitz or here via email for more information.