Just days before Thanksgiving in 1981, Citymeals Co-Founder Gael Greene read an article in the New York Times stating homebound elderly New Yorkers were not receiving meals during weekends and holidays.
On Monday, August 26th, two New York Mets players made a special delivery to New York City’s homebound elderly. Starting pitcher Jonathon Niese and pitcher Scott Rice, donning their team jerseys, met at Florence E.
This week’s skyrocketing temperatures and humidity are extremely dangerous for New York’s homebound elderly. Citymeals is providing meal recipients with extra water and juice to ensure they are well hydrated.
Teresa grew up on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, a predominately Italian neighborhood known for its family-owned stores and small town feel. Her parents, both Italian immigrants, were always busy trying to provide for their five children. Teresa’s mother worked as a seamstress in a factory and her father was a barber.