November 16, 2015

Last week Citymeals Board Member Yusi Gurrera of Citarella – a top destination for gourmet groceries and fine prepared foods – delivered meals to homebound elderly New Yorkers as part of our Chefs Deliver program. Joining Gurrera on the delivery were four Citarella store managers and Citymeals Executive Director Beth Shapiro.

Citarella prepared salmon Florentine and bruschetta, quinoa salad and sautéed peas and mushrooms for 100 of our meal recipients. Gurrera and the group hand-delivered several meals to frail aged residents of Greenwich Village, and the remainder of the meals was delivered to recipients living on the Upper East Side.

A longtime Board Member and supporter of Citymeals, Gurrera will be honored at our 29th Annual Power Lunch for Women on Friday, November 20th. Her delivery also kicked off Citarella’s Round-Up program running from Thanksgiving through December 31st.

“With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s important for us to remember those who are in need, especially our frail aged neighbors who live behind closed doors,” noted Shapiro. “Citymeals is extremely grateful to Yusi and Citarella for participating in Chefs Deliver this month and for their Round-Up beginning next week. We also look forward to honoring Yusi at our Power Lunch for Women.”