You can support your older neighbors in need beyond your lifetime. By including Citymeals in estate plans or making a deferred gift, you leave a legacy that will nourish homebound elderly New Yorkers for years to come. 

A Citymeals volunteer delivers a meal to a homebound elderly New Yorker. Planned giving supports our work.

Citymeals Legacy Society

The Legacy Society is a group of dedicated supporters who have generously chosen to sustain Citymeals’ work into the future. Their commitment to Citymeals enables us to continue providing nourishing meals, companionship and vital support services to older New Yorkers in need.

Letting us know about your planned gift automatically makes you a valued member of the Legacy Society. Members receive special acknowledgments including recognition, invitations to events and updates on our impact. It’s also a powerful way to share a cause you care about with friends and loved ones.


Bequests and Wills: Consider designating a gift in your will or trust. You can leave a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or even real estate and stocks.

Sample language for inclusion in a will:

I give, devise and bequeath [the sum of ____ dollars], [all or ____ percent of the rest, remainder and residue of my estate of every kind and description (including lapsed legacies and devises)] to Citymeals on Wheels (Tax ID 13-3634381), 355 Lexington Avenue 3rd Floor, New York, New York, for general purposes.

Designate Citymeals as a Beneficiary: Name Citymeals on Wheels as a beneficiary on bank or brokerage accounts, retirement plans, life insurance policies or other financial accounts.

Donor-Advised Funds: If you have a donor-advised fund, you can request that your heirs recommend grants beyond your lifetime to Citymeals.

Get in touch

Making a planned gift is a personal decision, and we're here to help. To learn more about the Citymeals Legacy Society or discuss planned giving options, contact our Development team at or call 646-866-6325.

This is not legal advice. Any prospective donor should seek the advice of a qualified estate and/or tax professional to determine the financial implications of their gift.