New York Provides Meals to Seriously Ill Patients – NBC New York (47)

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  • Chef Herminio Abreu is the captain of the humanitarian mission in the organization’s kitchen God’s Love We Deliver which seeks to improve the health and well-being of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious diseases by alleviating hunger and malnutrition.
  • The organization’s volunteers prepare and deliver high-quality, nutritious meals to people who, due to illness, are unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves. They also provide disease-specific nutrition education and counseling to clients, families, care providers, and other service organizations.
  • All services are provided free of charge to clients regardless of income and are offered year-round. In addition, the organization never asks what the income of the people is, or if they receive any help such as SPANP or WIC, or the immigration status of the patient. The organization only needs them to receive confirmation from a primary doctor.

NEW YORK — The solidarity and good heart of New Yorkers is reflected in the work of volunteers at the nonprofit organization God’s Love We Deliver who with their work help to prepare 12,000 plates of food that will be distributed at home in the five boroughs of New York City for the Thanksgiving Day celebration.

Chef Herminio Abreu is the captain of the humanitarian mission in the kitchen of the organization that seeks to improve the health and well-being of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious diseases by alleviating hunger and malnutrition.

For this, the team God’s Love We Deliver prepares and delivers high-quality, nutritious meals to individuals who, due to illness, are unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves. They also provide disease-specific nutrition education and counseling to clients, families, care providers, and other service organizations.

All services are provided free of charge to clients regardless of income and are offered year-round. In addition, the organization never asks what the income of the people is, or if they receive any help such as SPANP or WIC, or the immigration status of the patient.

The organization only needs them to receive confirmation from a primary doctor.

For the celebration of Thanksgiving This year, nearly 10,000 pounds of turkey, more than 200 gallons of gravy, and more than 6,200 pounds of vegetables are cooked. For this celebration, the organization increased production by 30% compared to the Thanksgiving holiday of 2021. In 37 years, it is the first time they will make a gigantic food distribution.

“They are made specifically for the client’s needs,” chef Abreu told Telemundo 47. “Not only is it a plate of food to take to a person, but the clients also speak with a nutritionist and so we know in which part of the program they should We are non-profit, the client does not cost anything and we bring it to the same door”.

This is a huge gesture of solidarity that comes from the heart of the Big Apple to spread hope among the neediest New Yorkers who cannot leave their homes because they suffer from some illness.

“Each customer also receives an extra plate this Thanksgiving to share with another person. We don’t want anyone to spend this day alone,” added chef Abreu.

God’s Love We Deliver distributes food throughout the year and its volunteers provide services to people who have requested to participate in these food programs. If you are a patient with HIV or have diabetes, cancer or high blood pressure, among other conditions, you may qualify for help. In some cases they also deliver meals to people who live in Hudson County, New Jersey.

“Each person who comes to the organization or gets in contact first speaks with a nutritionist before a menu is made based on the nutritionist’s advice,” Abreu stressed.

“Well, it is a certainty that I have someone who is watching over me and I can be confident that what they are going to bring me is pure, it is healthy. It is made by people who are sent by God, and that there will be love in everything They do. That gives me more hope, more peace of mind,” said Milagros Ríos, a beneficiary of the organization’s food delivery, with joy when she received her food.

The goal is to feed as many people in need as possible thanks to donations and the good heart of so many volunteers moved by generosity.

The organization was born in 1986 and was founded by Ganga Stone after visiting an AIDS patient and realizing the need to provide something as “basic as delivering a meal that could bring dignity and recognition to a desperate situation.”

People interested in being part of the program and receiving help can visit the website here or call 212-294-8165.

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