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

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Meals on Heels at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church


Meals on Heels at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church

Provide warm conversation and hot nutritious restaurant style lunches to housebound seniors living anywhere between 3rd and 60th Streets (on both east and west sides), who benefit from a daily lunch and a face-to-face visit. Deliveries will be on foot but public transportation may be required to make the deliveries. Please bring bus or subway fare.
. Volunteers must be able to:
• Walk for several blocks lifting and pulling the hand truck transporting the meals
• Work as part of a team of 2 or 3 delivering meals
• walking up and down stairs
• Engage with seniors and spread some joy


Lenox Hill Neighborhood House has been educating children since it was founded in 1894 on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. This 118-year old settlement provides an array of human services including social, legal, health, education, housing and fitness. Lenox Hill Neighborhood House services 20,000 people each year, ages 3 to 103. Lenox Hill Neighborhood House defines need to include economic, social and physical need and gives priority to people in economic need. This organization maintains five locations and delivers services to thousands of homebound clients.