About Us

A Meal recipient and a volunteer share a special moment.Citymeals on Wheels raises private funds to ensure no homebound elderly New Yorker will ever go a day without food or human company. Last year, our family of contributors helped us bring 2 million nutritious meals to more than 18,000 frail aged in every borough of New York City. In addition, nearly 19,000 volunteers collectively spent 67,397 hours visiting and delivering meals to our neighbors.

Citymeals funds 31 community-based agencies that bring weekend, holiday and emergency meals to homebound elderly New Yorkers who can no longer shop or cook for themselves. In addition, our Mobile Food Pantry program delivers weekly bags of grocery staples to the most at-risk elderly and our Fresh Produce program enables us to supplement regular meal deliveries with fresh fruit and vegetables from local farmers.
Please remember, 100% of all public donations go to the preparation and delivery of meals.

Citymeals on wheels mission statement

Citymeals on Wheels provides a continuous lifeline of nutritious food and human company to homebound elderly New Yorkers in need, helping them to live with dignity in their own familiar homes and communities.

Thanks to our partnership with the New York City Department for the Aging, along with gifts designated for administrative expenses, we can promise that 100% of all other donations will be used entirely for the preparation and delivery of meals.