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SAFELY delivering over 1,000 meals per day!
The safety of our volunteers, our seniors, and your families is a top priority!
Volunteers will have:
For 127 years, Henry Street Settlement has remained a core institution and pillar of stability and support on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Throughout our history, Henry Street has consistently launched innovative and community-informed solutions to address our neighbors’ evolving needs—including serving as a community first responder during major crises such as 9/11 (2001) and Hurricane Sandy (2012). In the midst of today’s COVID-19 viral pandemic, Henry Street is once again leveraging our capacity and community embeddedness to serve on the front lines of this rapidly evolving global crisis.
Henry Street is working around the clock to make sure that our neighbors and clients have access to the resources they need in order to stay healthy and safe. Many seniors who are members of our Senior Center and Naturally Occurring Retirement Community have been experiencing food insecurity, due to the current emergency. Many seniors are unable to leave their homes, and do not have family members or friends to provide them with groceries and other items.
In response to this need, our Henry Street Senior Services staff have identified high risk seniors that live in the Vladeck Housing area to receive emergency meal kits that are provided to Henry Street through our partnership with City Meals. Starting this week we will need volunteers to come in on either Wednesday or Friday (or both days) from 10:00am-2:00pm to help deliver these meals to seniors in need. Volunteers will meet at 334 Madison Street to help deliver these meals to our neighboring seniors in need. Volunteers will be given a list of addresses to deliver food too along with a cart to deliver the meals in. We encourage volunteers to bring their own face mask and gloves, but if you do not have access to facemask and gloves they will be distributed to you onsite. Providing these resources is a crucial during this time, and will ensure that no family in need will hungry during this incredibly difficult time.
Volunteer to Serve Our Seniors In Need