Sometimes, a hot meal can mean everything.
No one knows this better than the volunteers of Everybody's Kitchen, a kitchen on wheels that travels around the country providing hot meals to those who need it most.
Recently, the loosely-organized group has been providing meals to Hurricane Sandy victims. According to volunteer Anne Mackell, the bus made stops in Sandy-ravaged towns soon after the storm hit and has come back again three months later to address a persistent need.
The completely volunteer-sustained Everybody's Kitchen, developed in the early 1990's, has spend the last two decades responding to natural disasters, like Sandy, as well as inner city neighborhoods and impoverished communities.
The bus has made stops in towns like Union Beach and Keansburg and has also delivered food throughout the Jersey Shore, including towns in the barrier island.