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File #: Res 0112-2014    Version: * Name: Dept for the Aging to restore the congregate weekend meal program and conduct a public awareness campaign to promote congregate and home delivered meals.
Type: Resolution Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Aging
On agenda: 3/12/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the Department for the Aging to restore the congregate weekend meal program and conduct a public awareness campaign to promote congregate and home delivered meals.
Sponsors: Corey D. Johnson, Margaret S. Chin, Andrew Cohen, Mathieu Eugene, Vincent J. Gentile, Peter A. Koo, Deborah L. Rose, Paul A. Vallone, Rosie Mendez, Carlos Menchaca, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 11
Attachments: 1. Committee Report 4/26/17, 2. Hearing Testimony 4/26/17, 3. Hearing Transcript 4/26/17
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2017*Corey D. Johnson City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/26/2017*Corey D. Johnson Subcommittee on Senior Centers Laid Over by Subcommittee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/26/2017*Corey D. Johnson Subcommittee on Senior Centers Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/26/2017*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Aging Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/26/2017*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Aging Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/12/2014*Corey D. Johnson City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/12/2014*Corey D. Johnson City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Res. No. 112

 

Resolution calling upon the Department for the Aging to restore the congregate weekend meal program and conduct a public awareness campaign to promote congregate and home delivered meals.

 

By Council Members Johnson, Chin, Cohen, Eugene, Gentile, Koo, Rose, Vallone, Mendez, Menchaca and Ulrich

 

Whereas, The federal government provides local agencies on aging with funding for nutritional programs for seniors through the Older Americans Act; and

Whereas, The New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA) contracts with non-profit organizations to operate nutrition programs offering seniors community-based (congregate) and home delivered meals; and

Whereas, All individuals age 60 and over, and their spouses, are eligible for free congregate meals, regardless of income or assets; and

Whereas, DFTA contractors provide congregate breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals at more than 200 senior centers across the City during the week; and

Whereas, In 2009, DFTA eliminated a component of its nutrition program that provided seniors with a meal to take home to be eaten during the weekend, also known as a “6th congregate meal,” citing budget cuts; and

Whereas, More than 24,000 seniors in New York City take part in DFTA’s nutrition program, with 7.3 million congregate meals served and 4.25 million meals delivered in 2013; and

Whereas, Over 175,000 seniors, approximately 11.5 percent of those over age 60 in New York City, report being food insecure; and

Whereas, Free nutritious congregate and home delivered meals can help prevent disease, reduce the effects of chronic illnesses, promote socialization, and keep low-income seniors from going hungry; and

Whereas, Restoring congregate weekend meals and encouraging the utilization of DFTA’s nutrition programs would positively impact the lives of thousands of the City’s seniors; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the Department for the Aging to restore the congregate weekend meal program and conduct a public awareness campaign to promote congregate and home delivered meals.

 

 

KET

3/7/14 12:47PM

LS 526/2014