Coronavirus News: 97-year-old Brooklyn woman pens poem thanking NYC food workers

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

SHEEPSHEAD BAY, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A letter was passed to a food delivery worker, thanking them for bringing food to people in need in New York City.

It was written by a 97-year-old Sheepshead Bay woman named Sylvia. She is a great grandmother of 13!

Sylvia wrote a poem of thanks. It reads:

"Had to write you about your food

For a 97 year young was in the mood

To thank you for all your days

Preparing food in different ways

Thank you, thank you, I praise you all

Be gone, virus, do not stall!"

Sylvia is a senior kosher meals recipient.

New York City has served 32 million total meals across all city programs since the crisis began.

By next week, over 1 million meals will be delivered per day through Emergency Food Delivery.

There will also be more than 500,000 grab-and-go meals per day at 500 schools citywide.

For seniors in particular, requirements for meals include sodium limits and minimum servings of protein, fruits and vegetables and whole grains.

If you need food please visit or call 311.


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