New York's Food Trucks "Deliver" Food to the Homebound Elderly
New York's Food Trucks Deliver Food to the Elderly JuniorMonkey, flickr
New Yorkers who stop by a food truck to grab a grilled cheese sandwich or an Italian ice can now help the homebound elderly at the same time.
The New York City Food Truck Association is joining forces with the Citymeal-on-Wheels program. For two weeks, food trucks will be collecting donations to help prepare and deliver food to the city's homebound elderly. Beth Shapiro with Citymeals-on-Wheels said the trucks will make a difference.
"These are people who can no longer shop or cook for themselves.They are not able to get out to go to a grocery store, to prepare a meal for themselves," said Shapiro.
She said she's also confident New Yorkers will support the cause.
"New Yorkers are an amazing group of supportive people and knowing how a simple dollar will deliver a meal to a homebound elderly person who has helped build this city. I think New Yorkers are going to be generous."
Some 40 food trucks will help raise funds. Citymeals delivers food to over 1,500 New Yorkers.
Shapiro hopes to raise $10,000 through the effort.