How a newspaper article inspired Citymeals to deliver food to the elderly

The weekend of Thanksgiving in 1981, an newspaper article shed light on a growing issue in New York: elderly residents were going up to four days without food, because the city didn’t fund meals during the weekends or holidays.

In came Citymeals on Wheels to fill the gap of meal service to a growing population of elderly New Yorkers. Our partners at MetroFocus speak to Executive Director of Citymeals on Wheels Beth Shapiro.

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