https://www.glwd.org/blog/thanksgiving-2018/

11.22.18 / Community

Thanksgiving 2018

More than 1,300 generous volunteers joined us today to help us prepare and deliver a record-breaking 6,500 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 more than 2,300 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 more than 3,000) also received a holiday gift basket filled with treats to help make the day special.

The remarkable number of Thanksgiving meals was not the only record we hit this week — we also cooked and delivered our 22 millionth meal! Thank you to everyone who made today possible as we worked together to #CelebrateWithAPlate!

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

  • 5,000 lbs. of turkey
  • 1,176 lbs. of pumpkin
  • 221 gallons of gravy
  • 1,505 lbs. of carrots
  • 590 lbs. of Brussels sprouts
  • 1,607 lbs. of yams
  • 749 gallons of soup
  • 6,550 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!

Photos by Rommel Demano, staff, and volunteers.

View the full album on Facebook.

1.7.20 / Community

10 Ways to Give Back in 2020

Through the years, you’ve found countless meaningful ways to support the clients of God’s Love. Through volunteering, donating, and simply acting as an ambassador, you have done so much to make sure we can always be there for…

12.31.19 / Community

Launching in to 2020 with Gratitude

It’s the start of 2020, and we look forward to all that we will accomplish together this year! In our past year alone, God’s Love cooked and home-delivered 2.1 million nutritious, individually tailored meals to mo…

12.28.19 / Community

Celebrating Winter Feast 2019

Winter Feast at God’s Love is a huge community effort and we could not do it without our volunteers and supporters. Happy holidays from all of us at God’s Love!