Holiday Boxes

Our holiday boxes bring comfort and security, showing our recipients we will always be there when meal centers are closed for national and religious days of observance.

To prepare our frail aged neighbors for long holiday weekends, Citymeals delivers packages containing nonperishable meals. Our holiday boxes are delivered in advance of Labor Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Passover.

“Thank you very much for the special holiday package.  It was a great surprise and contained so much, both delicious and useful. 

- Anthony and ingemar, 86 and 89-year-old meal recipients

While each holiday box typically includes three meals, for Passover we assemble packages filled with Kosher for Passover foods like gefilte fish, beef brisket, stuffed cabbage, matzo, macaroons and grape juice – the equivalent of eight meals.

Last spring, with many still panicked and reeling from the citywide shutdown, our Passover boxes had already arrived at the homes of our Jewish recipients. For seniors newly in need during the pandemic, Citymeals quickly delivered an additional 36,000 Kosher for Passover meals. Read about our 2020 Passover holiday box deliveries in the Wall Street Journal

Citymeals provided a total of 284,476 meals in 2020. 

Watch our warehouse team in action, as they prepared Passover boxes, a few years ago.