NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Citymeals-on-Wheels is taking the time to give back on Thanksgiving Day.
The nonprofit organization will be serving up a feast with all the traditional Thanksgiving fixings to 50 home-bound Citymeals-on-Wheels recipients.
“This helps people who are alone feel a little more love,” executive director Beth Shapiro said.
The guests of honor, who are rarely able to leave their homes, will be escorted by aides and volunteers to Wildwood BBQ Restaurant to enjoy the meal.
All of the recipients live in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy last year.
Citymeals-on-Wheels will serve up almost 20,500 Thanksgiving meals this holiday. Thirteen thousand meals will be delivered to the doors of frail, homebound elderly in advance of Thursday; and an additional 7,500 hot, nutritious meals will be served to the most vulnerable aging New Yorkers on turkey day, the organization said.
Overall the nonprofit said it delivers more than 2 million weekend, holiday and emergency meals to nearly 18,000 recipients every year.
Citymeals has been feeding and caring for elderly New Yorkers since 1981.
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