Citymeals on Wheels
Preparation and Delivery of Meals to Homebound, Elderly Veterans
Supported in partnership with Craig Newmark Philanthropies
Citymeals on Wheels provides meals and vital companionship to homebound elderly individuals across New York City, 1,600 of whom are veterans. Their programs ensure that elderly New Yorkers receive both a daily meal and frequent check-ins to provide opportunities for social connection. While the New York City Department for the Aging funds meals during weekdays, they don’t fund meals during weekends, holidays, and emergencies. Citymeals on Wheels’ weekend meal delivery helps vulnerable older adults maintain food security. With this BWF investment, Citymeals on Wheels will deliver 9,375 weekend meals to homebound veterans residing in New York City, ensuring that 1,600 elderly New York veterans receive weekend meals and check-ins to provide social connection.