March 7, 2014

Between March 9th and March 22nd, Duane Reade – the iconic New York City drugstore – will ask customers to contribute to Citymeals through their in-store donation program. The campaign gives customers the opportunity to make a gift to Citymeals in an amount of $1, $2, $5, or $10 at checkout. For the third year in a row, more than 240 Duane Reade locations throughout the city’s five boroughs, Long Island, Westchester and New Jersey are participating. Donations collected at Duane Reade will provide thousands of meals to homebound elderly New Yorkers.

Executive Director of Citymeals Beth Shapiro remarked, “We are delighted to partner with the Duane Reade Charitable Foundation and Duane Reade, one of the most generous and recognizable brands in New York City. Thank you to the foundation, Duane Reade employees and customers for helping Citymeals guarantee our frail aged neighbors will be nourished throughout the year.”

Aileen Busick, the Duane Reade Charitable Foundation President, said, “We take pride in our community efforts – giving back is an important part of what we do. Duane Reade and the Duane Reade Charitable Foundation are proud to support Citymeals year round in their mission to feed those elderly who are no longer able to shop and cook for themselves.”

Any gift you make – whether $1 or $10 – will go directly towards the preparation and delivery of meals. The Duane Reade Charitable Foundation initiative is part of Citymeals’ Round-Up programs, which have raised over $5 million since 1989.