11.15.21 / Clients
Born in Manchester, England, Raphael and his family moved to the Bronx when he was nine years old. A few years after graduating high school, Raphael joined the Army, traveling to Georgia and California on active duty for 2 ye…
4.23.19 / Nutrition
At God’s Love, our Nutrition Services and Kitchen departments recognize the benefits of using locally sourced, sustainable ingredients in our medically tailored meals. For our clients, these products often taste better – local producers need not focus as much on packing, shipping and shelf life and instead can prioritize quality, freshness and nutrition. Buying locally and sustainably is also good for the environment and supports small farmers and producers in our own community. With that in mind, we are excited to share some of the recent efforts we have made to expand our use of local, sustainable, or organic foods:
• Single-source spices: When you buy spices from the supermarket, they have often changed hands hundreds of times over the course of years, being mixed and processed with spices from many different farms and regions. Our chefs have recently begun using single-source spices, which are fresher, higher quality, and can be traced back to their specific place of origin.
• Domestic wild fish: For the fish dishes on our menu, our chefs are using domestic wild fish, such as salmon and pollock, more and more. Pollock is the most abundant, sustainable fish in the U.S. With few exceptions, wild-caught fish are more nutritious and better for the environment than farm-raised fish.
• GrowNYC: As part of our Grocery Bag program, we purchase fresh, local produce from GrowNYC, a non-profit seeking to improve New York City’s quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations. Every week, we pack produce in a grocery bag that is delivered to clients living with HIV who are able to cook for themselves, with a recipe and a handout that explains how to store and prep the items in the bag that week.
• Local dairy: Our kitchen uses milk from Byrne Dairy in many of our recipes. Located in Syracuse, NY, Byrne Dairy is a fourth generation, family-owned producer and distributor of dairy products that works with local farmers to provide fresh, high quality milk. Chuck the Baker supports all these steps, saying, “The future must be regional, organic agriculture and more community-based business.” We are grateful to all the local and sustainable vendors, suppliers and farms working with God’s Love to provide our clients with the highest quality, most nutritious food possible that their illness and treatment require.
Chuck the Baker supports all these steps, saying, “The future must be regional, organic agriculture and more community-based business.” We are grateful to all the local and sustainable vendors, suppliers and farms working with God’s Love to provide our clients with the highest quality, most nutritious food possible that their illness and treatment require.
11.15.21 / Clients
11.11.21 / Nutrition
The holidays are coming up, which means more recipes to dig up and a lot of food to make for family and friends. Although the holidays are a wonderful time of the year, there are some important things to keep in mind when ha…
11.10.21 / Clients
A great caregiver makes a profound difference in the life of a person living with a serious illness. Our client Carlos is 86 years old, and very fortunate to have two caregivers, his daughters Catherine and Emily, who help h…