Staten Island

Just over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Staten Island has seen a 35% increase in the number of residents over 65 over the last decade. More than 8,300 older adults in the borough live in poverty, which contributes to food insecurity and health issues.

We delivered nearly 85,000 meals to around 800 homebound elderly residents of Staten Island last fiscal year.

Ed, a Citymeals on Wheels recipient, in his Staten Island home

Unable to leave his Staten Island home because of chronic knee and shoulder pain, Citymeals has been a lifeline for 97-year-old Ed. Just as much as the nourishing meals, Ed, a veteran, appreciates the conversation with his deliverer. It’s an opportunity to connect with the world beyond his doorstep.