Help feed the elderly in New York City with your purchase of FIJI Water in restaurants and supermarkets this September and October.
For every case of FIJI Water sold in participating stores and restaurants in the NYC metro area between September 1 and October 31, we will donate $1.00 to Citymeals-on-Wheels and other Meals-on-Wheels programs, up to $25,000. For a list of participating stores and restaurants, see below.
Citymeals raises private funds to contribute to 30 community-based agencies that bring weekend, holiday, and emergency meals to homebound elderly New Yorkers who can no longer shop or cook for themselves. During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010, Citymeals-on-Wheels delivered 2.1 million meals to over 16,000 New Yorkers at times when they would otherwise have been alone and hungry.
Gael Greene and James Beard founded Citymeals-on-Wheels in 1981, after reading a newspaper article about homebound elderly New Yorkers with nothing to eat on weekends and holidays. They rallied their friends in the restaurant community, raising private funds as a supplement to the government-funded weekday meal delivery program. Thirty years ago, their first efforts brought a Christmas meal to 6,000 frail aged.
Citymeals’ volunteers are not just providing food, however. They also provide company and human contact to people who, for various reasons, have difficultly leaving their apartments.
FIJI Water is proud to have worked with Citymeals-on-Wheels for over eight years. Now, you too can help, simply by purchasing FIJI Water in the NYC metro area at participating restaurants and retailers.