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New York's Food Trucks "Deliver" Food to the Homebound Elderly

by Angelina Chavez
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New York City's food trucks are raising funds for the homebound elderly

New Yorkers who stop by a food truck to grab a grilled cheese sandwich or an Italian ice can now help the homebound elderly at the same time.

The New York City Food Truck Association is joining forces with the Citymeal-on-Wheels program. For two weeks, food trucks will be collecting donations to help prepare and deliver food to the city's homebound elderly. Beth Shapiro with Citymeals-on-Wheels said the trucks will make a difference.

"These are people who can no longer shop or cook for themselves.They are not able to get out to go to a grocery store, to prepare a meal for themselves," said Shapiro.

She said she's also confident New Yorkers will support the cause.

"New Yorkers are an amazing group of supportive people and knowing how a simple dollar will deliver a meal to a homebound elderly person who has helped build this city. I think New Yorkers are going to be generous."

Some 40 food trucks will help raise funds. Citymeals delivers food to over 1,500 New Yorkers.

Shapiro hopes to raise $10,000 through the effort.

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