Senior Meal Delivery in NYC


Half a million free meals were delivered to homebound, senior citizen New Yorkers by a single nonprofit in 2023. For nearly 50 years, Encore Community Services has operated a meal delivery service out of St. Malachy’s church in Midtown Manhattan's theater district, serving 1,200 meals a day to seniors living alone on Manhattan's West side. Follow volunteer Royal Albis as he drives 50 blocks in rush hour traffic to make deliveries to an isolated senior in need of food and company. And hear Chitra Desai's story about how she went from ensuring others had enough to eat to needing assistance herself.


Title: Senior Meal Delivery in NYC

Format: Video

Clean of Graphics: Yes

Type: Segment

Subject(s): Aging Together

Public Broadcasting Station or Institution: WNET

Original Broadcast/Publish Date: 12/01/2023

Runtime: 00:10:18

Main Asset File Size: 3.78 GB

Rights Information:

  • Media Rights: All manner and media
  • Territory (*Please note: all internet exploitation of this program must be geo-limited to the specified territory): Worldwide
  • Term: In perpetuity
  • Releases: 1
  • Editing Allowed?: Yes
  • Digital Classroom Rights: Yes
  • Promotional Use: Yes

Sensitive Material: N/A

Special Instructions: N/A

Language: English


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