Weekend Meals

Homebound elderly New Yorkers never have to worry they might go without food on any day of the week. On weekends they’re assured a good, hearty meal will be delivered.

Citymeals partners with community-based organizations and senior centers throughout the five boroughs to provide hand-delivered meals on Saturdays and Sundays – times for which government funding is unavailable – to ensure our older neighbors are nourished every day. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Citymeals has added 2,000 recipients to our regular delivery routes. 

As the only city nonprofit organization dedicated to delivering meals to older New Yorkers, we focus on their overall health and well-being. Our meals must meet strict federal guidelines developed by nutritionists. Each includes a protein, vegetable, fruit and a whole grain or enriched bread component, as well as Vitamin C-enriched juice.

Meals are prepared to reflect the dietary needs of recipients.
Meals are prepared to reflect the dietary needs of recipients.

But Citymeals provides more than just nourishment. Every meal is delivered by hand, creating the opportunity for our frail aged neighbors to connect with the person delivering. These reliable visits provide a sense of comfort for our isolated elderly who often no longer have any living family or friends nearby.

In 2020, we delivered 1,670,289 weekend meals.

See what it takes to nourish our recipients all year long