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Learning from Her Elders
By Domonique Smith-Long, Events & Partnerships Assistant
August 21, 2019
Describe what you do at Citymeals.
As an Events and Partnerships Assistant, I help our team prepare for our signature events, including Sunday Supper at DANIEL, Chefs’ Tribute to Citymeals, Power Lunch for Women, as well as our smaller events and promotions. Some tasks include reaching out to sponsors, liaising with chefs and venues, preparing signage and graphics, and more.
Are there older people that have played an important role in your life?
All of the elders in my family have played an important role in my life. I was raised around a lot of love. From my grandparents, who are current Citymeals recipients, to my parents, aunts, uncles, and even my older brother – I’m constantly learning from them.
What surprised you about working for Citymeals?
It amazed me that there are so many different ways to get involved. Prior to working at Citymeals, I thought the only way to give back was by delivering meals. However, there are many volunteer opportunities that make an impact, especially our Friendly Visiting program.
What is something you hope you can always do, regardless of age?
Travel. I love to explore, especially by myself.
Who do you most enjoy sharing a meal with?
My nephew! He is 6 years old and has always made a fun dinner date. He’s not a messy eater, has great taste in food and offers insightful conversation.