NYCB, Citymeals-On-Wheels Join For Mother’s Day Efforts
Eight hundred meals were once again prepared and hand-delivered to homebound elderly New Yorkers in Brooklyn and Queens on Mother’s Day, May 9, thanks to the ongoing efforts of Citymeals-on- Wheels and the support of New York Community Bank (NYCB). Earlier in May, NYCB donated $5,000 in total–the funds needed to cover the costs of the meals–during presentations to Citymealson Wheels representatives at the Queens County Savings Bank in Flushing and the Roosevelt Savings Bank in Marine Park, Brooklyn.
On May 9, volunteers delivered the meals, along with a special Mother’s Day greeting card to bring additional cheer to recipients. Through the efforts of individuals and corporate partners, Citymeals can act as family to more than 18,000 New Yorkers who depend on the organization for nourishing meals 365 days a year. With certain gifts designated for administrative expenses, 100 percent of all other donations, such as the special Mother’s Day sponsorship from NYCB, are used entirely for the preparation and delivery of meals.
“We appreciate New York Community Bank’s generosity and ongoing support to help us to deliver a valued combination of food and companionship,” Citymeals-on- Wheels Director of Communications Beth A. Shapiro said. “More than 75 percent of Citymeals’ recipients are women, most live alone and many are without children or family nearby to acknowledge this special day. We are grateful that NYCB partnered with us in our efforts in Brooklyn and Queens this past Mother’s Day.”
The NYCB Family of Banks, which began with the establishment of Queens County Savings Bank in 1859, operates eight Roosevelt Savings Bank branches in Brooklyn and 34 Queens County Savings Bank branches in Queens.
With assets of approximately $42 billion, New York Community Bancorp, Inc. is the 22nd largest bank holding company in the nation. The company has two bank subsidiaries: New York Community Bank, with 247 branches serving customers throughout Metropolitan New York, New Jersey, Florida, Ohio and Arizona; and New York Commercial Bank, with 35 branches serving customers in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Long Island, and Westchester County, all in New York state.
Reflecting its growth through a series of acquisitions, New York Community Bank currently operates through seven divisions: four in New York (Queens County Savings Bank in Queens, Roslyn Savings Bank on Long Island, Richmond County Savings Bank on Staten Island, Roosevelt Savings Bank in Brooklyn); one in New Jersey (Garden State Community Bank); one in Ohio (Ohio Savings Bank), and one in Florida and Arizona (AmTrust Bank). Similarly, New York Commercial Bank operates 18 of its branches under the name Atlantic Bank. For more information about the company and its bank subsidiaries, visit www.myNYCB.com and www.NewYorkCommercialBank.com.
Citymeals-on-Wheels® is a non-profit organization providing a continuous lifeline of nutritious food and human company to homebound elderly New Yorkers in need, thereby helping them to live with dignity in their own familiar homes and communities. Citymeals funds 30 communitybased agencies that bring weekend, holiday and emergency meals to homebound elderly New Yorkers who can no longer shop or cook for themselves. To learn more about Citymeals-on-Wheels, visit www.citymeals.org