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CityMeals-on-Wheels Feeds Thousands Of Seniors And Homebound Residents During Holidays

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CityMeals-on-Wheels, a non-profit organization, made sure seniors and homebound residents were able to enjoy warm, home-cooked meals on Christmas.

Volunteers with CityMeals-on-Wheels spent Christmas morning delivering dinners and desserts to elderly people.

Nearly 5,000 Queens residents take part in the program.

"It means a lot that they're giving up their time too. This is part of what Christmas is. It's the season of giving,” said Dorothy Griffith of Woodhaven.

"It's extremely important to bring them the meal that they need but the conversation, companionship, letting them know that someone is thinking of them is what is most needed today,” said Beth Shapiro, executive director of City

This holiday season, CityMeals-on-Wheels delivered nearly 23,000 meals to New Yorkers.

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