Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has very dedicated staff. Like the drivers of our Catholic Charities Southwest Queens Home Delivered Meals Program. Not only did they deliver meals at the height of the winter storm the week of January 26th, but they also returned after the snowfall to do the very difficult work of digging out their delivery vehicles. On behalf of the seniors who received meals and a visit, we thank you!
Our Southwest Queens Home Delivered Meals Program provides the frail elderly (homebound seniors age 60 and over) a variety of hot meals and cold dishes each day of the week, including weekends. The program also offers meal plans and preparation options. But the program offers more than just a hot meal. Most of these homebound seniors look forward to the daily visits from a dependable and caring person since, for many, these visits are the only human interaction they get. What’s more, our drivers also notice important signs and changes in the seniors, which can often make the difference in getting them the care they need to remain living safely in their own homes.
The Southwest Queens Home Delivered Meals Program serves community districts 9, 10 and 12, which includes the following neighborhoods: Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven, Ozone Park, Howard Beach, Hamilton Beach, Lindenwood, Hollis, Jamaica, Springfield Gardens, St. Albans, and Rochdale. (Meals are funded by NYC Department For the Aging and Citymeals-on-Wheels, Inc.) For more information, contact 718-847-2168.