Citymeals on Wheels has been a valued partner of AHRC New York City programs for over a decade. Each day, the two organizations work together to assist homebound elderly New Yorkers in need of fresh meals in all five boroughs. People supported and AHRC NYC staff members, many from Adult Day Services, volunteer up to three times per week to make these deliveries. This summer, Citymeals thanked these AHRC NYC programs, as well as other organizations supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, with a catered luncheon at Citymeals’ new warehouse in the Bronx.
Working Together to Feed Thousands
“A lot of what you do for us we couldn’t do it by ourselves,” Vivienne O’Neill, Citymeals’ Director of Volunteer Programs, told the group. “Of our 25,000 volunteers, who give 80,000 hours of service annually, you guys [people with I/DD and their support staff] are about one-third of that group. That’s how important you are to Citymeals on Wheels.” Vivienne was joined by Sheila Clay, Eloise Jones, and Autrice Wildman in serving food to the volunteers, providing th