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From Farm to Feast: Winter Feast 2021

Our Winter Feast 2021 celebration has come to an end, but we know the joy of this holiday season lives on.

Our chefs and Nutrition team collaborated to create a truly memorable menu. Depending on their preferences, clients received beef shepherd’s pie; roasted salmon with balsamic drizzle, or local mushroom casserole, each entrée accompanied by side vegetables and a hermit (ginger spice) cookie.

Our entrees aren’t just delicious, they’re sustainable! Local butcher, Hudson & Charles, donated bones from grass-fed cows for our shepherd’s pie beef stock. Our salmon is wild-caught and MSC-certified and our mushroom casserole is made with mushrooms from Township Farm in upstate NY. With the highest quality ingredients going into each meal, our clients can taste and feel the difference!

December is a special time to volunteer in the kitchen at God’s Love We Deliver. This year we were joined by Board member Terrence Meck; Leadership Council member Phil Parrotta; Culinary Council members Marika Bender and Lee Schrager; Bravo star Dorinda Medley; Broadway producer, director, and actor Richard Jay-Alexander,  and all our extraordinary volunteers.

We are lucky that our elected officials join us year-over-year to help prepare meals for their constituents. This year we welcomed Congressman Jerrold Nadler who has volunteered with us during the holidays for many years now.

Not only did we deliver Winter Feasts for our clients, their children, their senior caregivers, and a guest meal for each client to safely share, but we also provided Winter Feasts to the homeless LGBTQ youth of the Ali Forney Center. This year, we delivered 100 meals, which we hope brighten the season for their young clients.

As we put a close to the holiday season at God’s Love We Deliver, we thank you for being a member of our community. Your volunteerism, donations, and countless ways you support our work, all make such a difference in the lives of our neighbors living with severe and chronic illness. It truly takes all of us to make this season special for our clients. Happy holidays!