Food and Nutrition

We are dedicated to addressing food insecurity for homebound seniors and other vulnerable neighbors. We provide food and pantry items to those in need, including thousands of nutritious meals prepared in our onsite kitchen each week.

“The hardest part about being a senior citizen is worrying about the cost of living. We have a luncheon and a breakfast that are affordable, and for a lot of us, that’s our main meal.”
– Jessie

Meals on Wheels

As the lead Meals on Wheels contractor for the East Side of Manhattan from 59th Street to 142nd Street, we deliver seven meals a week to homebound seniors in direct collaboration with partner agencies, including the Carter Burden Center, Union Settlement Association and Roosevelt Island Senior Center.

Community Kitchen 

A key component of our ability to ramp up our food services in emergencies is our Community Kitchen, which prepares and distributes 1,600 meals a week to the community, all from our onsite commercial-grade kitchen. We staff our kitchen with individuals who lost their jobs due to shutdowns, including young adults graduates of our culinary arts training program.

Soup’s Up

This program, staffed by young adult graduates of our culinary arts training program, supplies healthy, home-delivered meal kits, containing ingredients and recipes for the production of six soups, stews, and side dishes, to food-insecure children, youth, families, and older adults. 

Congregate Meals

Seniors enjoy affordable, nutritious meals together in our senior center. (Suspended during covid-19 pandemic). 

“My sweetie said, ‘I have a place that’s under $2 for lunch. I’ll tell you about the place, so you have to pay for my lunch.”

– Mark, who’s been treating his sweetie to lunch at the Isaacs Center ever since.  

Staff

Khristel Simmons, MSW

Khristel Simmons, MSW

Director of Food and Nutrition Services

ksimmons@isaacscenter.org

  • 212-360-7620 x158 (office)
Jeffrey Stewart

Jeffrey Stewart

Food Service Manager

Levar Fulmore

Levar Fulmore

Head Chef

Alicia S. Flores

Alicia S. Flores

Home Delivered Meals Manager

aflores@isaacscenter.org

  • 212-360-7620 x126 (office)
AnnMarie Mejias

AnnMarie Mejias

Administrative Assistant

amejias@isaacscenter.org

  • 212-360-7620 x118 (office)
Laurette Ngueng

Laurette Ngueng

Program Assistant

jnueng@isaacscenter.org

  • 212-360-7620 x159 (office)