Number of Participants: 14
Hours Donated: 6
Value of Time Served: $710
Event Type: Seniors
Date: September 29, 2014
65-30 Kissena Boulevard Flushing
New York 11367, United States
Queens, N.Y. – The Queens College men’s basketball team took time out of their schedule recently to participate in a meal delivery day with the Citymeals-on-Wheels program. They bagged up donated food into meals and delivered them to homebound elderly people in the area.
Citymeals-on-Wheels is one of the largest food delivery services in the city, providing two million meals to 18,000 hungry New Yorkers annually.
Members of the team sorted through donated food, made bagged meals, and joined other volunteers to deliver the meals and chat with local elderly people.
Jeremiah Mordi reflected on the event, “Providing food for the elderly really teaches perspective. Sometimes you take something as simple as food for granted, but it’s important to understand that there are people struggling out there. It’s gratifying to help.”
Provided by the Queens Sports Information Department.