Without the help of our volunteers — more than 17,000 strong every year — we simply would not be able to cook and deliver over 8,600 delicious and nutritious meals each weekday to our neighbors in need. Outnumbering our staff by a ratio of more than 100 to 1, volunteers work in the kitchen, deliver meals and work in meal packaging, work in our office and help out with special events.
Food is Medicine. Food is Love.
The mission of God’s Love We Deliver is to improve the health and well-being of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses by alleviating hunger and malnutrition. We prepare and deliver nutritious, high-quality meals to people who, because of their illness, are unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves. We also provide illness-specific nutrition education and counseling to our clients, families, care providers and other service organizations.
By the Numbers: Clients
- 8,600 Served annually including clients, children & caregivers
- 90% of our clients live below the poverty level
- 70% of our clients reside in some of New York City's poorest and most underserved neighborhoods
- 17% Cardiovascular
- 16% Cancer
- 15% HIV
- 14% Other Disorders
- 11% Kidney Disease
- 8% Alzheimer's/Neurological Disorders
- 8% MS/Musculoskeletal
- 7% Severe Diabetes
- 4% Pulmonary Disease
By the Numbers: Volunteers
- 17,000 Volunteers annually
- 145,000 hours of service annually with a savings of over $2 million
Monthly Volunteer Service
- 92% Volunteers
- 8% Paid Staff
Impact of Medically Tailored Meals
Lowers Hospitalizations and Reduces Readmittance Rates
Improves Patient Satisfaction
2.1 million meals each year
8,600 meals delivered each weekday
Do Good in Your Neighborhood
Our clients live in all five boroughs, parts of New Jersey, and Westchester and Nassau Counties. Perhaps you want to help people living with severe illness on the street where you used to live, where your business is located, or in the neighborhood where you grew up. For just $10 per meal you will be able to provide nutritious, home-delivered meals for God's Love clients living in a neighborhood that is close to your heart.