On June 9, we were joined by Michael Kors, Anna Wintour and Melissa Rivers joined Mayor Bill de Blasio and other notable New Yorkers as well as God’s Love staff, donors, and volunteers to celebrate the dedication of The Michael Kors Building.
The new Michael Kors Building at God’s Love We Deliver will help ensure that no one in the new York City metropolitan are will face the dual crises of hunger and severe illness.
Our new building includes a 9,600-square-foot kitchen with four industrial-size refrigerators, three freezers, including five blast freezers, five 80-gallon soup kettles and a waste digester that converts up to 1,000 lbs. of organic food waste into waste water in less than a day, significantly reducing trash volume.
The facility also includes a new bakery, named The Joan Rivers Bakery in honor of the late, great Joan Rivers who supported God’s Love for over 25 years and sat on the Board of Directors for 20 years. Her daughter Melissa, who, continuing her mother’s legacy and commitment, joined the God’s Love Board last year, was on hand to open the space at the special dedication ceremony.
The building is also home to The Anna Wintour Volunteer Center, honoring Anna Wintour’s more than 20 years of service and support to God’s Love and made possible through a gift by Michael Kors, Lance Le Pere, John Idol and the Michael Kors company.
In addition to these spaces, our new facility also includes an expanded delivery and pack-out area, an enclosed loading dock and rooftop garden where herbs will be grown for the food that we plan to serve.