Embracing Community + Packaging Food for New Yorkers in Need at God's Love We Deliver

June 9th, 2022. The OFH team met at God’s Love We Deliver, a charity organization located at 166 Avenue of the Americas in SoHo, to volunteer and help package meals for those in need. God’s Love We Deliver is a non-sectarian organization that is dedicated to providing free services to clients without regard to income.

“The mission of God’s Love We Deliver is to improve the health and well-being of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses by alleviating hunger and malnutrition. We prepare and deliver nutritious, high-quality meals to people who, because of their illness, are unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves. We also provide illness-specific nutrition education and counseling to our clients, families, care providers and other service organizations.”

As members of an urban community—as New Yorkers—we were thrilled to be provided with the opportunity to make a difference. On a Friday afternoon, our team went westward from our office to the volunteer center, to put on our hairnets, masks and gloves—and got to work!  Our task was to expeditiously assemble meal-kits, which the organization steadfastly assembles every day for New Yorkers who depend on the service to feed themselves and their families. The charity, which established in 1985, relies on passionate volunteers to keep their services alive, and to provide the essential services that enables all New Yorkers to thrive.

After putting in the hard work, our team had an intimate get-together afterwards to celebrate. Marc Schwartzberg proudly posted to Linkedin, “It was hard work and very satisfying. So proud of our team!” It is important for us to keep in mind that it is the little one is able to do that counts. A single person's effort can be commendable, but a team all working together towards the same goal can have a powerful impact. Our thriving New York community depends on many individuals working together to make a real, profound difference.

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