Message from the Executive Director

Winter 2015

Since the beginning of the season, Citymeals has marked several milestones including the delivery of our 50 millionth meal and thirty-third anniversary of our founding. To help our homebound elderly celebrate the holidays, we partnered with Trinity Youth Chorus members who delivered nutritious meals and sang Christmas carols to frail aged New Yorkers. On Christmas Day, Citymeals provided festive meals – and vital companionship – to thousands of our most vulnerable neighbors.

Now that winter is in full swing, we are ensuring our meal recipients are nourished no matter what the weather may bring. In the fall we delivered Emergency Food Packages – each containing twelve shelf-stable meals – to our isolated elderly to make sure their shelves are stocked in case snow or emergencies delay their regular deliveries. With several weeks of winter ahead, we will continue to keep them prepared but ask that you help check on older New Yorkers who might not be mobile or healthy enough to take the proper precautions to endure the cold.

Looking ahead to spring, we eagerly anticipate our 18th Annual Sunday Supper at Restaurant DANIEL. On Sunday, March 8th, Citymeals Board Co-President Chef Daniel Boulud will host “Black Truffles and Blue Jeans,” an intimate dinner at one of New York City’s most renowned restaurants. We look forward to welcoming guests for an unforgettable evening of exquisite cuisine to benefit Citymeals.

As always, thank you for your continued support.

With warm wishes,

Beth Shapiro
Executive Director