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A happy and joyful Thanksgiving to all!

More than 1,700 generous volunteers joined us today to help us prepare and deliver a record-breaking 8,400 Thanksgiving meals for people living with HIV, cancer and other life-altering illnesses in the New York City metropolitan area. This year’s meal delivery included 4,000 guest meals, so that each client could invite a friend to spend the holiday with them. Our holiday meals were delivered in cheerful, hand-decorated bags designed by local school children. Each household (out of 4,000) also received a holiday tote bag filled with treats and personal care items to help make the day special. These bags were generously donated by The Krumholz Foundation; the Binn Family Foundation in loving memory of Penny Binn Binstock, Stewart Lantner, DDS & Joseph Goldberg, DDS; and AXA.

Thank you to everyone who made today possible as we worked together to #CelebrateWithAPlate!

Here’s what it took to make our Thanksgiving meal:

  • 7,000 lbs. of turkey
  • 2,000 lbs. of pumpkin
  • 250 gallons of gravy
  • 2,000 lbs. of carrots
  • 700 lbs. of Brussels sprouts
  • 1,650 lbs. of yams
  • 1,005 gallons of soup
  • 8,400 apple crisps

God’s Love also served a vegetarian entrée, as well as minced and pureed Thanksgiving meals for clients whose medical conditions require those modifications.

Thanksgiving at God’s Love is a huge community effort and we could not do it without our volunteers and supporters. Thank you and happy Thanksgiving from all of us at God’s Love!

Watch our Thanksgiving Celebration

Watch our 2019 Thanksgiving in action!

See our fabulous Thanksgiving press coverage in Univision, NY1 Noticias, and CBS New York.

Photos by Rommel Demano, staff, and volunteers.

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