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October 29, 2014
Citymeals Board Members and volunteers joined together to pack Emergency Food Packages (EFPs) that will prepare our homebound elderly neighbors for the winter. Board members Aliyyah Baylor, Aaron Goldman, Janet Rodgers, Roxann Taylor and Kathleen Turner met volunteers Umberto and Lynn and Executive Director Beth Shapiro at our Brooklyn warehouse and assembled dozens of these twenty pound boxes.
Each EFP contains the equivalent of twelve shelf-stable meals – including staples like tuna, salmon, pasta, organic quinoa, mixed vegetables, applesauce, oatmeal and juice – and will be delivered to the homes of all meal recipients before Thanksgiving. EFPs ensure frail aged New Yorkers have sufficient food on hand in case emergencies like Hurricane Sandy, blizzards or blackouts disrupt their regular meal deliveries.
Shapiro commented, "Our EFPs are a lifeline, keeping meal recipients prepared if and when a disaster strikes. Thank you to our board members and volunteers for taking the time to pack these Emergency Food Packages and provide an extra measure of security to our most vulnerable neighbors."