Emergency Meals

In cases of extreme weather and localized emergencies, like the intense heat waves the city experienced this past summer, Citymeals is ready. As a designated emergency responder for the city’s older adults, it is our duty to ensure we are there for our most vulnerable neighbors during times of crisis.

Over two decades, we've honed our expertise in emergency preparedness, supporting the City’s responses after September 11, Hurricane Sandy and the Covid-19 pandemic

Emergency meals for older New Yorkers.

CitymealsDistribution Center in the Bronx is the central hub for our preparedness work. We now keep over 50,000 emergency meals on hand at all times, ready to distribute at a moment’s notice. Last year, we delivered almost 35,000 emergency meals to older New Yorkers in need.