For more than a year, Met Council’s volunteer-led Senior Lunch Program has been serving up a hot kosher meal every Sunday to residents at our housing site in Manhattan. Sunday, December 25th was no exception. Our volunteers learned that giving on Christmas doesn’t have to cost money.
Over 20 volunteers participated in our Holiday Extravaganza by decorating the community room with festive balloons and streamers, cutting out paper snowflakes, and hosting rounds of Bingo. Clients enjoyed lunch with plenty of company and warm conversations led in English, Spanish, and Cantonese!
Although Met Council is a Jewish organization, we serve all New Yorkers in need- regardless of race, ethnicity, or background. The success of this ongoing program relies on the generosity of our volunteers who have devoted their time, even their holidays, to take action against hunger and poverty in NYC. We hope to continue to get such a diverse turnout of volunteers and clients going forward into 2012!