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We’re honored to welcome New York City metropolitan area’s leading provider of medically tailored meals and nutrition counseling for people living with severe illness, God’s Love We Deliver, to the NYCWFF family.

Together with Food Bank For New York City, the city’s largest hunger-relief organization and our long-term beneficiary, the 14th annual Festival will support New Yorker’s in their greatest time of need by raising awareness and critical funds to those facing severe illness and food poverty.

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Every year, over 82 million free meals are provided to New Yorkers facing severe illness or hunger

$1 provides 5 meals through Food Bank For New York City

$10 funds a home-delivered nutritious meal for a neighbor living with severe illness through God’s Love We Deliver

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God’s Love We Deliver cooks and home-delivers nutritious, medically tailored meals for people too sick to shop or cook for themselves. Founded in 1985 as a response to the AIDS pandemic, we now serve people living with more than 200 different diagnoses. To support the health and well-being of our clients, we provide ongoing nutrition assessment, education, and counseling, and advocate for food and nutrition support. God’s Love is a non-sectarian organization serving individuals living with illness, and their children and caregivers. With a community of thousands of volunteers, we home-delivered more than 2.5 million medically tailored meals to nearly 10,000 individuals last year. All services are free to clients and full of love.

Learn More: GodsLoveWeDeliver.org

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“For more than 35 years, God’s Love We Deliver has cooked and home-delivered medically tailored meals to our vulnerable neighbors living with serious illness – more than 2.5 million meals this year alone. Support from NYCWFF ensures that our clients who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves will receive the tailored nutrition – and love – they need with every delivery.”

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Since 1983, Food Bank For New York City has been the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs. Nearly one in five New Yorkers relies on Food Bank for food and other resources. Food Bank takes a strategic, multifaceted approach that provides meals and builds capacity in the neediest communities, while raising awareness and engagement among all New Yorkers. Through its network of more than 1,000 charities and schools citywide, Food Bank provided more than 80 million free meals last year for New Yorkers in need. Food Bank For New York City’s income support services, including food stamps (also known as SNAP) and free tax assistance for the working poor, put nearly $36 million each year into the pockets of New Yorkers, helping them to afford food and achieve greater dignity and independence. Food Bank’s nutrition education programs and services empower more than 50,000 children, teens and adults to sustain a healthy diet and active lifestyle on a limited budget. Working toward long-term solutions to food poverty, Food Bank develops policy and conducts research to inform community and government efforts.

Learn More: foodbanknyc.org

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Leslie Gordon
President and CEO of
Food Bank For New York City

“Hunger continues to be an invisible crisis in New York City - the food capital of the world. With support from NYCWFF, Food Bank For New York City is able to provide fresh and nourishing meals for the 1 in 5 New Yorkers who struggle to put food on the table.”