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January 19, 2016

People across the country – including dozens of Citymeals volunteers – marked this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by giving back. Since our meal centers were closed for the holiday, we ensured our homebound elderly neighbors would be nourished during the long weekend by preparing and delivering 16,714 holiday boxes – the equivalent of 50,142 shelf-stable meals – in advance of January 18th.

Earlier this month, two Citymeals Young Professionals Committee members organized fifteen generous New Yorkers to gather at our office to assemble 100 of these shelf-stable meal packages. After rolling up their sleeves and packing up the boxes, the group set out on foot to deliver them to their frail aged neighbors in Midtown Manhattan.

Also delivering these holiday packages were students and teachers from Trevor Day School, as well as employees from Willis, Towers Watson LLP. These volunteers are just some of the kindhearted individuals who volunteer with Citymeals. Knowing the importance of giving back throughout the year, over 15,000 volunteers – including young professionals, students and corporate groups – provided nearly 69,000 service hours to Citymeals in 2015.

Learn more about ways you can volunteer with Citymeals.