650 meals to be delivered to Danbury seniors Thanksgiving weekend

DANBURY — The New American Dream Foundation plans to deliver 650 holiday meals to Danbury seniors and families on Saturday.

The organization’s COVID-19 Hot Meal Program has provided more than 30,000 meals to children, families and seniors in the city since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The meals are purchased at cost from The Amber Room Colonnade, the official venue for its annual gala.

Members of the National Charity League Nutmeg chapter have prepared handmade greeting cards to be delivered with each meal.

Volunteers and donations are needed. To do so, visit the foundation’s website. Each meal is $5.

Demand for these ready-to-eat meals among seniors is much higher than groceries because of mental health challenges, social isolation or physical inability to prepare a meal, the foundation said.

“We provide a warm meal and safe human contact to the most vulnerable seniors in our community,” Emanuela Palmares, vice president of the foundation, said in a statement. “Their excitement to say hello to our volunteers is what drives us to continue our monthly meal delivery program.”

Meals will be delivered from 11:30 a.m. to noon to seniors living at Palace View, Kimberly Place, Danbury Towers, Augustana Homes, Putnam Towers, Glen Apartments, Crosby Manor and Danbury Commons.

Meals and care packages to families through The Harambee Youth Center