All staff of God's Love We Deliver in the kitchen

Our Team

God’s Love We Deliver is the New York City metropolitan area’s leading provider of nutritious, individually-tailored meals to people who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves.

Founded in 1985 when one woman began delivering food on her bicycle to a man dying from AIDS, God’s Love now cooks nearly 13,000 meals each weekday, delivering them to clients living with life-altering illnesses in all five boroughs of New York City, Westchester and Nassau Counties, and Hudson County, New Jersey. All of our services are provided free of charge to our clients, their children and to the senior caregivers of our senior clients, without regard to income, and we have never maintained a waiting list.

God’s Love We Deliver is a non-sectarian organization, providing meals with the strong belief of “food as medicine.” To that end, we employ a team of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists who individually tailor meals to each client’s specific medical requirements. God’s Love provides all services by employing a small but dedicated professional staff and with the critical assistance of 17,000 volunteers annually.


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the policy making body of God’s Love We Deliver and has fiduciary responsibility for the health of the organization. Our Board members participate actively in setting strategic direction and advancing our goals. Board members have the following responsibilities: governance, fundraising and serving as an organizational ambassador.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is a group of dedicated individuals who have served God’s Love We Deliver with distinction through Board membership, volunteerism or philanthropy. Trustee members are responsible for fundraising, lifting the visibility of God’s Love, and providing advice and counsel.


Generation LOVE (genLOVE) is the next generation of givers and doers at God’s Love We Deliver. These young professionals want to make a difference in the lives of our clients and the greater community by raising awareness, promoting giving and being a passionate advocate for the organization.

Culinary Council

We are thrilled to have assembled a team of food and culinary experts across professions, such as chefs, food writers, farmers, food activists, and food entrepreneurs committed to nourishing New Yorkers living with severe and chronic illness.

Executive Team

God’s Love We Deliver is led by:
David Ludwigson, President & CEO; Marla Hassner, CHRO; Tricia Leid, COO; Christine Apicella, CFO; Stephen Covello, Chief Development Officer; Dorella Walters, Chief Business Development Officer; Kate Janeski, Chief Program Officer


God's Love We Deliver works with a small but dedicated staff to cook and home-deliver more than 3.6 million nutritious, medically tailored meals each year to people in the NYC metropolitan area living with and affected by severe illness.


If you're looking to join a team of dedicated professionals making an impact across the New York City metropolitan area, this is the place for you!

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