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Celebrities who have Joined our #WhoAreYouCookingFor campaign
These are challenging and unprecedented times as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City. The whole world is dealing with change and fear, and yet we are potently aware that the people we serve are among the most vulnerable to the dangers of the coronavirus: people who are already dealing with serious illness, many of whom live at or below the poverty line, and the majority of whom are elderly.
The God’s Love community has come together, while staying apart, via on online campaign called #WhoAreYouCookingFor to support our clients. Our supporters have been cooking meals at home that they wish they could share with their friends. They are tagging friends in a photo of their dinner and donating the cost of what they would have spent throwing a dinner party here. Each tag is an invitation to their friends to participate in the campaign as well.
**We will be updating this post as the campaign goes on**
Here’s how it works:
- Take a photo or short video of a meal you’re preparing at home.
- Post it on social media.
- Tag friends you wish you could share the dish with.
- Donate the amount the dinner for your friends would have cost at glwd.org/whoareyoucookingfor.
- Include in your post an invitation to your friends to do the same with the handles: @godslovenyc, #WhoAreYouCookingFor, glwd.org/whoareyoucookingfor
Here are some friends who have participated:
Our dear friend Michael Kors made his famous spaghetti to get the ball rolling- no pun intended- and he invited some of his closest friends to join the #WhoAreYouCookingFor campaign.
See Michael’s post here.
Gwyneth Paltrow was invited by Michael Kors to the dinner party! She made a delicious paella and shared her love for God’s Love and New York City. She wrote: “This post is for you, NYC. God’s Love needs our help right now to be there for their clients during the Corona virus pandemic.”
See Gwyneth’s post here.
Marisa Tomei enjoyed a bowl of quinoa, garlic, and spinach outside while sharing her support for our clients living with serious illness during this challenging time.
See Marisa’s post here.
Amanda Freitag, regular in the God’s Love We Deliver kitchen and test kitchen continued her commitment to our clients by posting a video about her famous and delicious roast chicken.
See Amanda’s post here.
Also inspired by Michael Kors, Naomi Watts, made a delicious dahl at home, and shared a message of love and support for our clients.
Kate Hudson shared her family’s dinner with her fans, all the while, recording a video about the important work of God’s Love We Deliver. From New York to Los Angeles, thank you Kate!
See Kate’s post here.
Board member and supporter Aerin Lauder posted a photo of Estée’s chicken paprikash and spaetzle. It looks delicious! With this post, she invited her friends to a virtual dinner party to join her in supporting the clients of God’s Love during this challenging time.
See Aerin’s post here.
Alexandra Agoston shared beautiful fish dinner and a bottle of natural wine to support the clients of God’s Love We Deliver.
See Alexandra’s post here.
Our friend and supporter, Samah Dada, not only volunteers, and brings in her community to volunteer too, but she also immediately agreed to help accelerate this campaign. She shared this lentil bolognese recipe with her community in order to spread awareness about our clients during these challenging times.
See Samah’s post here.
Chef Michael Anthony
Chef Michael Anthony, board member and chef of Gramercy Tavern, made this beautiful spring radish slaw, to share with his community. He urged them to donate the amount they would spend on dinner (tip included😉) to glwd.org/whoareyoucookingfor.
See Chef Mike’s post here.
Dr. Erich Anderer
Dr. Erich Anderer, God’s Love Board member, and neurosurgeon is working at a NYU Langone hospital on the front line to help New Yorkers during the coronavirus pandemic. He’s also supporting the clients of God’s Love We Deliver after he gets home. He barbecued this beautiful salmon as part of the #WhoAreYouCookingFor campaign.
See Erich’s post here.
Phoebe Tonkin accepted Alexandra Agoston’s challenge, and made a delicious looking pasta with zucchini and impossible meat to spread the word about God’s Love’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and the #WhoAreYouCookingFor campaign.
See Phoebe’s post here.
Ophelie Guillermand is supporting God’s Love’s clients all the way from Paris. She baked mango-strawberry and pear-blueberry tarts and shared her belief that food is medicine with all of her followers. “Stay strong and stay united” she says.
See Ophelie’s post here.
Kyle MacLachlan shared his Greek feast for dinner along with his invite list to support our clients and help fund 100,000 meals.
See Kyle’s post here.
Imaam Hammam helped spread the word and support our clients by making a delicious Egyptian lentil stew. This soup looks perfect for a cozy at-home dinner, and and she shared the recipe- head to her instagram to enjoy it yourself.
See Imaan’s post here.
W.O.W. Andreea wild forages mussels for dinner? She donated “the cost of cooking a ridiculously extravagant dinner for five best friends (wine included)” along with this post, sharing her support for our clients who are living with serious illness, and who are among the most at-risk populations affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
See Andreea’s post here.
Chef Andrew Carmellini shared a beautiful recipe for Cauliflower with Pears, Sage & Hazelnuts, supporting our clients, just as he is working tirelessly to support all of the restaurant workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
See Andrew’s post here.
Bee Carrozzini misses dinner IRL with “the four girls who are getting (her) through quarantine, even if only over text and zoom!” Still, she found a way to cook for them and support the clients of God’s Love We Deliver by participating in the #WhoAreYouCookingFor campaign.
See Bee’s post here.
Sutton Foster was invited to Michael Kors’ spaghetti and meatball dinner party, and she started her own virtual dinner party with these chicken enchiladas. She’s also cooking at home to help God’s Love We Deliver continue to cook and home-deliver medically tailored meals to thousands of New Yorkers during the coronavirus pandemic.
See Sutton’s post here.
Peter Som, our friend and neighbor made Alison Roman’s chickpea coconut turmeric stew to support the #WhoAreYouCookingFor campaign. Sharing this beautiful set table along with his support for our clients with all of his friends and followers.
See Peter’s post here.
Elaine Welteroth, journalist, author and editor, made ramen to as a part of the #WhoAreYouCookingFor campaign. She also encouraged all of her followers to support the work of God’s Love We Deliver and help vulnerable New Yorkers however they can.
See Elaine’s post here.
Jon Gilman, God’s Love Board of Trustees member, chef, and editor of the God’s Love We Deliver cookbook, made a 2-minute chef episode to support the clients of God’s Love through the #WhoAreYouCookingFor Campaign. We bet you can smell his fragrant coconut lentil soup even from just watching the video.
See Jon’s post here.
Athena Calderone, author and regular God’s Love We Deliver volunteer, made a video explaining how to make a simple chimichurri sauce to accompany steak or any grilled protein. She also used the opportunity to share both her love for God’s Love We Deliver and the #WhoAreYouCookingFor campaign with her followers.
Kenya Kinski-Jones donned her Leret Leret sweater to enjoy a delicious grain bowl in support of the efforts of God’s Love We Deliver to continue feeding New Yorkers throughout the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.
See Kenya’s post here.
Having been invited to #WhoAreYouCookingFor by Gail Simmons, Jake Cohen, editorial director of the feed feed, made a mouthwatering looking rigatoni alla vodka. He shared the recipe and various suggestions for helping New Yorkers and our clients during the coronavirus pandemic.
See Jake’s post here.
We are so grateful to all of the wonderful people who have participated in our campaign so far! We feel the love from your kitchen to ours, all across the country!
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