October 5, 2015
Actor Andrew Rannells – Tony Award® nominee for his performance in The Book of Mormon and star of the television series Girls – recently prepared and packed up meals at Encore Community Services in Midtown Manhattan. He was joined by Broadway actresses Cameron Adams and Patti Murin who also helped him deliver the meals to homebound elderly New Yorkers.
Among the meal recipients Andrew, Cameron and Patti delivered to was 76-year-old Zoila, who has lived in the same apartment since 1968. Zoila and the actors – who have all lived or worked in Midtown Manhattan – hit it off immediately, having a long conversation about how much the neighborhood has changed over the years. Zoila truly appreciated the visit, saying how much she loves actors because they’re real artists. “Not everyone can do what they do!” she explained.
Rannells teamed up with Citymeals to help put a spotlight on the needs of New York City’s most vulnerable population through SixDegrees.org, which was founded by Kevin Bacon. Last month the award-winning actor and musician lent a hand to Citymeals preparing, packing and delivering meals to his frail aged neighbors.
Citymeals Executive Director Beth Shapiro commented, “The homebound elderly we serve are isolated and lonely. These meal deliveries meant so much to them, making them feel like someone cares and remembers them. Thank you to Andrew, Cameron, Patti and SixDegrees.org for highlighting the needs of our most vulnerable neighbors.”