In 2010, as our numbers continued to reach a new watermark each year, we found ourselves at a critical crossroad. Without a significant increase in space in the immediate future, our ability to continue meeting the needs of some of the most vulnerable citizens among us was in jeopardy. Without expanding our building, the crucial, life-sustaining – and unique – services we provide to a constantly growing segment of our society would have become, for the first time ever, subject to waiting lists or other unwanted restrictions. This would be devastating to those who call on God’s Love for help.
Consequently, in 2010, we began a capital campaign to more than double the size of our home in SoHo. Construction began in 2013, ended in 2015 and now we are are fully operational out of our wonderful new facility. Our new home includes a new state-of-the art commercial kitchen, an expanded delivery and pack-out area, an enclosed loading dock, greatly increased refrigeration and freezer space, much needed room for Client Services, Nutrition and Volunteer functions, and a community education space with a demonstration kitchen.
Our beautiful new building, allows us to welcome more staff and volunteers to SoHo (we utilize more than 10,000 annually) and community members who wish to assist in our kitchen, go on deliveries, work in our offices, attend nutrition education workshops or hold meetings.
God’s Love would like to thank the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, which is which is funded through Community Development Block Grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, for their great support of our Expansion Campaign and the construction of the new Michael Kors Building. They have generously funded our new generators, powering our building, and allowing us to continue and grow our mission, in our new home.