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CITYMEALS ON WHEELS DELIVERS KOSHER FOR PASSOVER MEAL PACKAGES TO HOMEBOUND ELDERLY AHEAD OF THE HOLIDAY
(March 30 – New York, NY) – With the Passover holiday beginning tonight, Citymeals on Wheels, the organization that provides a continuous lifeline of nourishing meals and vital companionship to frail aged New Yorkers, is delivering its special holiday meals to homebound elderly members of the Jewish community.
Citymeals recipients have outlived their family and friends, making the holidays especially isolating. In addition to providing them with appropriate and nourishing meals, these special holiday deliveries to remind frail aged New Yorkers they are not forgotten.
In the weeks leading up to Passover, 700 Citymeals volunteers will be delivering nearly 4,000 holiday boxes containing 32,000 Kosher for Passover meals across all boroughs of New York City. Each package contains the equivalent of eight meals and includes traditional Passover items such as chicken, turkey, beef goulash, beef brisket, stuffed cabbage, gefilte fish, apple juice, grape juice, matzo crackers and coconut macaroons.
Avrahm, a Citymeals recipient in Queens, wrote to thank Citymeals: “I want to express my sincere thanks to you for sending a very large Passover meals package. It was a great and unexpected surprise. I am deeply indebted to you since I am no longer able to travel to Manhattan or Brooklyn to purchase what is needed for Passover.”
Citymeals delivers special holiday packages throughout the year, including for Labor Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Independence Day and Passover.
ABOUT CITYMEALS ON WHEELS:
Citymeals on Wheels (citymeals.org) provides a continuous lifeline of nourishing meals and vital companionship to New York City’s homebound elderly. Working in partnership with community-based organizations and senior centers, Citymeals prepares and delivers over 2 million weekend, holiday and emergency meals for more than 18,000 of our frail aged neighbors each year. Last year, over 21,000 individuals volunteered nearly 68,000 hours of their time.
Since its founding in 1981, Citymeals has relied on the generosity of its Board of Directors, the City of New York, sponsors and other designated gifts to cover administrative costs. This ensures that 100% of all public donations will be used entirely for the preparation and delivery of meals.