The Citymeals Blog

Food for Though

Posts from Beth Shapiro

Meet our new board President and latest additions. Each brings diverse skills to help support Citymeals.

In the last fiscal year Citymeals celebrated our 40th anniversary and boldly planned for the future.

Citymeals mourns the passing of our founder Gael Greene - renowned critic, writer and devoted New Yorker.

Three new board members bring diverse skills and expertise to support Citymeals' mission.

This week, Citymeals delivered its 4 millionth meal since the pandemic began, serving the hidden hungry.

A look back at Citymeals' emergency response to Covid-19, delivering 3 million meals to older New Yorkers.

Last year underscored what we've said from the start: Citymeals is so much more than a meal.

This is a holiday season unlike any other in our lifetime, but Citymeals' traditions continue.

With the start of a new fiscal year, three distinguished individuals bring new expertise to support Citymeals' mission.

Citymeals stands with our meal recipients, deliverers, chefs, volunteers, staff and donors in condemning racism.

I'll be thinking of the incredible older women Citymeals serves -- most will spend the day alone.

Citymeals is distributing more Passover meals than ever, this year, for 10,000 frail aged New Yorkers.

Citymeals is on the frontlines responding to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The city's senior population is growing fast, and Citymeals is preparing for the future. Read our new Annual Report.

Citymeals on Wheels marked a major milestone, delivering our 60 millionth meal to 80-year-old Dorothy.

On Mother's Day, I'll be thinking of 101-year-old Josephine who dedicated her life to caring for children.

Citymeals mourns the loss of Board Member Michael Lynne, who dedicated nearly 30 years to supporting homebound elderly New Yorkers.

We deliver 2 million meals a year. Behind that number are stories of lives changed. Read our Annual Report.

The opening of Citymeals' new warehouse expands our capacity and resources to meet the needs of the city's growing senior population.

A fashion industry leader and longtime Citymeals Board Member, Ruth's impact on the lives of homebound elderly New Yorkers can hardly be measured.

As Mother’s Day approaches, I think of Mamie – the first Citymeals recipient I met. She lived in the same Brooklyn neighborhood as my grandmother.

The new year began with frigid temperatures – the kind of cold that gets in your bones. This weather can be especially dangerous for older people...

I was lucky enough to know my paternal grandmother Stella for the first 13 years of my life. Her kitchen was a place of great warmth and comfort.

For Citymeals, it’s important to provide our meal recipients with food that is Kosher for Passover, and also reflects what they have known and enjoyed...

Earlier this month we learned meals on wheels programs across the country could be at risk of deep cuts to federal funding.

I’m thrilled to welcome you to the new Citymeals blog – Food for Thought.