Last week Citymeals Board Member Yusi Gurrera of Citarella – a top destination for gourmet groceries and fine prepared foods – delivered meals to homebound elderly New Yorkers as part of our Chefs Deliver program.
Get in the spirit of giving by supporting Citymeals this holiday season. Shop at these locations and your purchase will fund the preparation and delivery of nutritious meals to your homebound elderly neighbors.
Yesterday Broadway was Brooklyn bound as some of the cast and creative team from "On Your Feet!" – the new Broadway musical based on the life and music of Gloria and Emilio Estefan – got on their feet, rolled up their sleeves and worked a bustling a
Actor Andrew Rannells – Tony Award® nominee for his performance in The Book of Mormon and star of the television series Girls – recently prepared and packed up meals at Encore Community Services in Midtown Manhattan.
No one should celebrate holidays alone, but that is the unfortunate reality for thousands of homebound elderly New Yorkers. Many of them have outlived their spouses and, in some cases, even their children.
It was a hot and humid late summer day when we visited 80-year-old Irene in Queens. As she showed us into her modest home, she apologized for the air conditioning not being on. “I can’t remember how to turn it off, but if you want to turn it on I can tell you how to do that.” She directed us to the dining room where the table was set with multi-colored dishes and glasses.