For years the restaurant community has been an integral part of Citymeals’ success, but two years ago, Citymeals Board Co-President Chef Daniel Boulud wanted to get New York City chefs even more involved.
On Christmas Day volunteers from across the city, filled with the spirit of giving, helped Citymeals-on-Wheels provide thousands of Christmas meals to elderly New Yorkers who otherwise would have been alone for the holiday.
Citymeals-on-Wheels marked an extraordinary milestone this morning as Co-Founder and Board Chair Gael Greene, founding Executive Director Marcia Stein and current Executive Director Beth Shapiro delivered our 50 millionth meal.
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 Friday, more than 400 women – journalists, government officials, actors, doctors, business leaders, members of the culinary community and more – attended Citymeals-on-Wheels’ 28th Annual Power Lunch for Women at The Plaza Hotel. This
93-year-old Beatrice has lived in the same Bronx apartment for over fifty years, but she admits to never truly loving New York City. "I’m a country girl," she says with a laugh. Since she could remember, Beatrice always dreamed of returning to the small coastal town in which she grew up.