The late restaurant critic Gael Greene founded Citymeals on Wheels in 1981, rallying her friends in the food world to support homebound elderly New Yorkers. Since then, the restaurant community has been deeply committed to our mission, generously supporting us through partnerships and events over the years. 


A round-up is one easy way local restaurants and gourmet food stores can support Citymeals. Encourage customers to make a charitable donation by rounding up the total on their bill or purchase. 

Auction Donations 

The silent auctions at our annual Sunday Supper at DANIEL and other events raise funds to support our mission and introduce brands and restaurants alike to event attendees and sponsors. Contribute cooking classes, dinners for two or four, behind-the-scenes kitchen tours, wine and spirits tastings. Citymeals provides documentation noting the cited value of in-kind donations, for companies’ tax purposes.

Citymeals Dineout

Since 1984, many of New York’s most prominent restaurants have generously donated a first-class dinner for six as part of our Dineout program. The annual fundraiser has a proud history of introducing patrons to new restaurants and dining experiences while raising funds for older New Yorkers in need. 


Have an opening night, pop-up, tasting event or other special occasion? You can donate a portion of the proceeds to Citymeals and help fund and deliver nourishing meals for older New Yorkers in need. Past restaurant partners include local luminaries like Le Cirque, Al Coro, Restaurant DANIEL, Aureole and dozens more. 

Culinary Circle

Chefs, food writers, culinary experts, beverage directors, bloggers, restaurateurs and many more compose this group of philanthropic foodies. They run partnership promotions, deliver meals and host and participate in Citymeals events.

Interested in learning more? Fill out our partner form to get more information on how you can partner with Citymeals.