NYC's Meals-on-Wheels suffers setback

May 15, 2008 5:05:55 PM PDT
New York's Citymeals-on-Wheels program is suffering from the economic downturn.Executive Director Marcia Stein says the rising cost of food and fuel have left the 26-year-old charity struggling to keep up.

Stein estimates Citymeals has lost $500,000 due to the downfall of a major Wall Street sponsor. Regular New Yorkers are still giving, but in smaller amounts.

Says Stein: "Every $6 we don't raise is a meal we don't deliver."

She adds: "How do you postpone delivery of a meal to a 95-year-old person in a wheelchair?"