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Delivering Our 20 Millionth Meal

On September 28, God’s Love marked an historic achievement as we cooked, packed and delivered our 20 millionth meal. A lot has changed since that day, 32 years ago,when our founder, Ganga Stone, got on her bicycle and delivered one meal to a man dying of AIDS. Today, our expanded SoHo headquarters allows us to cook and deliver more than 1.7 million meals annually to thousands of clients. We have broadened our mission to serve those living with more than200 unique diagnoses. And we now welcome more than 10,000 volunteers annually who pour their hearts and their love into every meal that we cook and deliver. God’s Love has come so far, but one thing has remained constant – our commitment to providing individually tailored, nutritious meals to the most vulnerable among us, free of charge, without a waiting list, and most importantly, with love. Because we believethat food is love and food is medicine.

To celebrate this remarkable milestone,staff, volunteers, and friends gathered in the kitchen for remarks by our President & CEO, Karen Pearl, and our Chairman of the Board of Directors, Scott Bruckner. They were joined by Blaine Trump, Vice Chair of the Board, and other members of our leadership teams including Jon Gilman, Jeff Pfeifle, Joe Dolce, David Stark, Jens Audenaert, Greg and Katy Williamson, and Bill Ribbecke. We also hosted Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere and Julie Klausner, creator and star of Hulu’s Difficult People,to help pack out the 20 millionth meal. We could not do what we do without the help of every single volunteer and supporter.

On behalf of our staff, volunteers, and especially our clients, thank you to everyone who has supported God’s Love over the past32 years. Because of you, we have been able to deliver 20 million nutritious, life-saving meals to thousands of our neighbors living with severe illness.

See our coverage from our 20 Millionth Meal in the New York Daily News and Channel 7 ABC News.

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