Meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service.

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Deliver with Carter Burden


Deliver with Carter Burden

Provide warm conversation and hot nutritious restaurant style lunches to housebound seniors participating in the Meals on Wheels program. Meals are delivered on foot to clients who benefit from a daily lunch and a face-to-face visit. Volunteers must be able to:
• Walk for several blocks carrying meals
• walking up and down stairs
• Work as part of a team


Carter Burden Network promotes independent living for older adults on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Named after City Councilman Carter Burden, the concept of the center started in 1971, when Burden appointed one social worker to help older residents who had difficulty paying rent. Now, the center has a staff of 40 to administer enriching programs like yoga and Meals on Wheels. Services are tailored to individual, family, and community needs.