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Schneps Media partners with Citymeals to give back to homebound senior citizens

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Schneps Media employees joined together on Friday, Aug. 2, to pack meals for the Citymeals on Wheels program.
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Schneps Media CEO and co-publisher Josh Schneps stacks Emergency Food Packages onto a pallet.
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(From l. to r.) Citymeals on Wheels Volunteer Program Director Vivienne O’Neill with Schneps Media’s Josh Schneps and Vicki Schneps, Citymeals on Wheels Executive Director Beth Shapiro, Warehouse Director Magda Melendez, Operations Manager Liz Cantillo, and Corporate Group Assistant Julissa Taveras.
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Brooklyn’s Clifford Luster, Long Island’s Joanna Austin, Schneps Media President Victoria Schneps, Bayside’s Elizabeth Aloni and Robin Khatsernov, and Brooklyn Paper Arts Editor Bill Roundy fill the packages.
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Vice President of Advertising Ralph D’Onofrio and Brooklyn Paper Art Director Leah Mitch

Employees from Schneps Media’s Bayside, Brooklyn, Bronx and Westchester offices joined forces on Friday, Aug. 2, to pack meals for the Citymeals on Wheels program at the Joan & Bob Tisch Emergency Meal Distribution Center in the Bronx.

During one morning of work, the staff worked together to pack 2,200 boxes for the food delivery service nonprofit that will provide more than 9,000 meals to New York City homebound elderly residents for the winter.

“Schneps Media’s goal is to be as grassroots an organization as possible — and we started with this corporate volunteering initiative to fulfill that goal,” said Josh Schneps, CEO of Schneps Media. “We are fortunate to do that every day through our editorial coverage as well as helping businesses grow through our marketing channels.”

The teams lined up in assembly line fashion to pack Emergency Food Packages, 6-pound, four-meal boxes of shelf-stable food delivered directly to clients. These packages are used in times of emergency when the program is unable to get meals to clients.

All of Citymeal’s homebound meal recipients receive a box.

“We were really happy to support Citymeals, who has a great mission and allowed our entire team to pitch in and see firsthand the impact they will have on thousands of people,” Schneps said.

Citymeals opened the Hunts Point distribution center in October in order to expand its operations providing weekend, and emergency meals throughout the five boroughs. The warehouse can accommodate up to 250 volunteers at once.

Updated 12:28 pm, August 9, 2019
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