As part of an initiative to secure the food supply chain in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio has opened two locations to serve as temporary rest areas for truck drivers.
On Wednesday, New York City opened up two new truck parking areas as part of a larger plan to ensure that residents don’t go hungry amid the Coronavirus outbreak.
The first location is the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center in the Bronx. The other is the Global Container Terminal in Staten Island.
Authorities say that both locations will provide drivers with portable toilets, trash cans, lighting, and a security patrol to ensure that drivers can park and rest safely.
The temporary rest areas are part of a $170 million plan called “Feeding New York” that aims to provide meals for New Yorkers during the COVID-19 crisis while protecting the city’s food supply chain.
New York officials pointed out that 90% of the city’s food supply comes in via long-haul trucking.