God's Love We Deliver
166 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
Did you know that, unless you have HIV/AIDS, there is no dedicated federal funding stream for medically tailored nutrition for people living with critical illness?
We have to change this!
The God's Love program is an incredibly efficient, community solution to the crisis of being sick and hungry. In fact, for our clients, food is medicine.
Research shows that our model of delivering nutritious meals to those most at risk for malnutrition because of their illness saves critical health care dollars, by keeping people in their homes when they are sick, rather than in more expensive hospitals or nursing homes. Research has also demonstrated that good nutrition also promotes better health outcomes for the chronically ill. As malnutrition is one of the greatest contributors to hospitalization, re-admission and nursing home care, incorporating food and nutrition services into healthcare planning is critical.
Our agenda is simple.
• First, we are committed to ensuring and expanding access to food and nutrition programs for people living with HIV/AIDS through the Ryan White Treatment and Modernization Act.
• Second, we are working hard to incorporate food and nutrition services (FNS) for people with severe illness in the major programs of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
To achieve success in our efforts locally and in Washington, D.C., we count on the collaboration of our colleagues in New York City and State and across the country. Together, we have already achieved a great deal, but much remains to be done.
Follow this link to find out more about our national advocacy training program, the Advocacy Capacity Building Project.
Our advocacy efforts help secure public policies that promote access to food and nutrition services for people who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves. Here are some of our recent successes and highlights.
Food and nutrition services have the power to improve the health and well-being of people living with life-altering illnesses. We must ensure that our public policies support access to these services. Learn more about the issues.
A volunteer association of nonprofit, medically-tailored food and nutrition services (FNS) providers all across the country seeking to preserve and expand coverage of FNS for the critically-ill clients that we serve.
Sign-up to be an advocate. You can help us through letter writing, emails and visits with legislators. We will provide you with training and materials to make it easy to take action. Your voice and your efforts make a huge difference!