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.


Beatrice has lived in the same apartment for over fifty years, but admits to never truly loving New York. "I’m a country girl," she says with a laugh.

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Perla's family moved to the United States from Poland in 1929, when she was just an infant.

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Originally from Chicago, 94-year-old Frances has spent nearly six decades in New York City.

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Longtime Staten Island resident Mike recently celebrated his 104th birthday.

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At his Belle Harbor home, Irving thumbs through a stack of pictures showing the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy.

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Eighty-one-year-old Terry is a lifelong New Yorker who was born and raised in the Bronx.

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