Meal Recipient Stories

Last year, our family of donors and friends helped Citymeals deliver 2 million nutritious meals to 18,000 frail aged in every borough of New York City.

While we are proud of these numbers, it’s stories about our meal recipients that truly chronicle our success. Take a moment to meet a few elderly homebound neighbors who are living independent lives thanks to Citymeals and generous people like you.

Bill

From an early age, Bill was interested in the theatre. He knew he wanted to pursue a career in the industry.

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Jeanine

Seventy-five-year-old Jeanine grew up outside of Paris with her twin brother and parents. As sociable and talkative as her mother was, her father was just the opposite.

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Raoul

Music has always been a big part of Raoul’s life. As a composer with almost 150 compositions to his credit, he continues to write to this day.

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Ethel

Since she could remember, Ethel’s neighbors have joked that she helps everyone but herself.

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Teresa

Teresa grew up on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, a predominately Italian neighborhood known for its family-owned stores and small town feel.

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Anna

Anna is a native New Yorker, calling the city home for all of her 94 years. She grew up in Brownsville, Brooklyn with her sister and two brothers.

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