Holiday Meals

Holidays can be especially difficult for many of our meal recipients who live alone and are isolated. When senior centers must close, Citymeals provides festive hand-delivered holiday meals, reminding our older neighbors they haven’t been forgotten.

Citymeals also hosts special celebrations at meal centers for those seniors able to leave their homes. During the pandemic, holiday events have been forced to move outdoors or reduce capacity to protect the safety of recipients. But we continue to provide opportunities for older New Yorkers to safely enjoy a special meal and socialize with friends in their own communities.

Volunteers help pack nutritious meals to be delivered on holidays.
Volunteers help pack nutritious meals to be delivered to recipients on the holidays. 

See press coverage of our 2021 Thanksgiving deliveries on CBS2 and Christmas deliveries on CNN.

Last year, our staff and volunteers delivered 89,578 meals for Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s Day, Lunar New Year, and Mother’s Day.