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God’s Love We Deliver & Tribeca CSA Partnership

In Tribeca CSA on August 5, 2011 at 12:07 PM

Volunteers sorting the extra CSA share donations at GLWD

God’s Love We Deliver is the New York metropolitan area’s leading not-for-profit provider of life-sustaining meals and nutritional counseling for people living with life-threatening illnesses. God’s Love cooks and delivers individually tailored nutritious meals to clients who cannot shop and cook for themselves.  Meals for the children and senior caregivers of clients are also provided.  In the last fiscal year, we reached a milestone of 1 million meals delivered in a one-year period, bringing our 25 year total to over 11 million meals. All of the agency’s services are provided free of charge and God’s Love We Deliver has never had a waiting list.

GLWD Grocery Bag program now includes farm fresh produce from the Tribeca CSA!

In addition to the meal program, our Grocery Bag program delivers weekly grocery items to clients who are able to do some meal preparation and have financial need.  God’s Love is excited to be partnering again this year with the Tribeca CSA to add seasonal produce to our clients’ Grocery Bags! In addition to three purchased vegetable shares, all shares unclaimed at the end of each distribution are donated to God’s Love, ensuring that our Grocery Bag clients receive a variety of vegetables and fruits each week. Our volunteers bring the produce back to the agency, where it is distributed into client bags.

Prior to our collaboration with the Tribeca CSA, we were only able to provide non-perishable items in the weekly grocery bags. With the CSA produce, we have been able to greatly expand what we can offer.  And as you can imagine, our clients are very happy receiving such fresh, seasonal produce and have been eager to include new into their diets. To facilitate this, our Registered Dietitians are developing an ongoing series of educational materials on how to store and use various items and always include a “Recipe of the Week” highlighting weekly produce. From all of us at God’s Love, a big THANK YOU to all Tribeca CSA members for your support! For more information or questions about God’s Love We Deliver, go to www.glwd.org, or feel free to contact the Director of Nutrition Services Lisa Zullig at lzullig@glwd.org.
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