When the word “power” and “women” come to mind, do names like Meryl Streep, Christie Brinkley and Kathie Lee Gifford ring a bell? They definitely do and should, as all were in attendance this past Thursday afternoon for Citymeals on Wheels 31st annual Power Lunch for Women luncheon, held inside the Rainbow Room at the top of Rockefeller Plaza. Here’s our recap.
Citymeals has been around for almost forty years now, dating back all the way to 1981. Their mission is simple: to serve the homebound elderly community in the New York City area with a lifeline of nourishment. This includes everything from weekend and emergency meals, to meals during the holiday season which is rapidly approaching.
Since its founding, Citymeals has relied on the generosity of its Board of Directors, the City of New York, sponsors and other designated gifts to cover administrative costs. This ensures that 100% of all public donations will be used entirely for the preparation and delivery of meals.
The intimate luncheon, which honored Nick Valenti (Citymeals Board Member and CEO of Patina Restaurant Group), and Tren’ness Woods-Black (President & Chief Strategist, TWB & Sylvia’s Restaurant) and longtime volunteer, Heava Lawrence-Challenger, was emceed by Good Day New York anchor Rosanna Scotto.
Besides Meryl, Kathie and Christie, other stars in attendance included Kathleen Turner, Chef Daniel Boulud, Liam Neeson and more. Even better, the event was able to raise over $1 million dollars to provide 136,000 nourishing meals for homebound New Yorkers in all five boroughs. It’s events like this that will definitely put a smile on thousands of homebound New Yorkers this holiday season and beyond.
For more information about Citymeals on Wheels, check out their official website.