Message from the Executive Director

Fall/Winter 2014

Our warehouse staff has been working to assemble Emergency Food Packages for the past few weeks. We deliver these boxes to meal recipients every year to ensure they will be nourished in case harsh winter weather disrupts their regular meal deliveries. By the end of November, we’ll have delivered these 20-pound packages – each containing the equivalent of 12 shelf-stable meals – to 18,000 homebound elderly New Yorkers.

Before we know it, the holidays will be upon us. Here at Citymeals, this time of year has special meaning to us because we were founded right after Thanksgiving in 1981. More than three decades later, we have delivered nearly 50 million meals, including thousands of meals for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and other holidays. We will continue this tradition by delivering festive meals to our vulnerable neighbors throughout the holiday season.

The upcoming weeks are sure to be busy for many of us, so we suggest placing your holiday card orders early. We have four exclusive, new designs and are also offering some of our past favorites. Each card you send will deliver a nourishing meal to a frail aged New Yorker. For other ways to support Citymeals this holiday season, check our fall and winter event calendar and sign up for our Special Delivery newsletter.

We also know the holidays are important to you. For many New Yorkers, in addition to celebrating with friends and family – it’s often the time of year to give back. We would be grateful if you would consider supporting Citymeals. Here are several ways you can get involved:

Thank you for your continued support as we enter into another productive holiday season.

With warm wishes,

Beth Shapiro
Executive Director