Home Delivered Meals

Bringing a nutritious meal to a homebound older adult is one of the best ways to make a difference, and at Goddard Riverside it is one of our best volunteer experiences. Sunday through Friday, starting at 9:30 am, we send teams of corporate groups, families, college students and other caring individuals to deliver meals to homebound men and women who live on the Upper West side of Manhattan. Our service area spans from 65th Street to 110th Street north and from Central Park West to Riverside Drive.
 
We currently deliver 500 meals daily, with more than 550 clients enrolled in our program. With the support of groups like yours, we are able to deliver meals and reduce the feelings of isolation that are common among our homebound clients. 
 
Volunteers will need to bring a pen and cell phone and wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather. We deliver year-round, so it is always advised to look at the weather forecast for the day. We typically deliver meals from 9:30 am to 2 pm, and we prefer that volunteers arrive at the program between 9:30 and 10 am, so that we can organize and get the meals out efficiently.
 
The program is housed at the Church of St Paul & St Andrew in the basement.  The address is 263 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024. Volunteers should enter though the church's main entrance on West 86th Street. Once in the church, take the stairs on the left down to the basement level. Signs indicate the location of the program office. At the office, ask for Karlene Clarke, the director.