Bacon was sizzling in the kitchen this week – Kevin Bacon that is! The award-winning actor and musician prepared and packed meals at Encore Community Services with Citymeals Executive Director Beth Shapiro then headed out into the neighborhood to deliver the meal
Citymeals partners with the New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA) to provide a vital service to our homebound elderly across all five boroughs. Together we ensure that each and every day a nutritious meal is delivered directly to their front doors.
The majority of our meal recipients – more than 65% – are women. Once the center of their families, these women cooked meals, cleaned house and cared for children, often while maintaining full-time jobs.
Eighty-six-year-old John was a bellman – or, as he describes it, “the wheels on the suitcase” – for many years at some of Manhattan’s best hotels. The keys to his success, an outgoing nature and infectious smile, are readily apparent even now.