Our Hunger episode will profile 4 organizations. God’s Love We Deliver, City Harvest, The Food Bank Of NY and City Meals On Wheels. We’ll meet their leaders, visit the locations where the food is gathered and/prepared and subsequently brought to the in need recipients, we’ll film events and meet the many folks on the ground as well.
God’s Love We Deliver is a non-sectarian organization, providing meals with the strong belief of “food as medicine.” To that end, we employ a team of registered dietitians who individually tailor meals to each client’s specific medical requirements. God’s Love provides all services by employing a small but dedicated professional staff and with the critical assistance of 8,000 volunteers annually.
City Harvest, founded in 1982 as the world’s first food rescue organization, is dedicated to helping feed the nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers facing hunger. City Harvest will collect 55 million pounds of excess food from restaurants, grocers, bakeries, manufacturers, and farms, and deliver it free of charge to 500 community food programs across the city this year. In addition to helping meet the immediate need for food, City Harvest takes a long-term approach to fighting hunger by partnering with residents, local organizations and businesses through Healthy Neighborhoods programs increasing the availability of affordable fruits and vegetables in low-income communities and providing the education and resources to maintain a wholesome, food-secure diet.
Food Bank For New York City has been the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs for more than 30 years. 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 provides food for approximately 64 million free meals per year for New Yorkers in need. Food Bank develops policy and conducts research to inform community and government efforts.
Citymeals on Wheels raises private funds to ensure no homebound elderly New Yorker will ever go a day without food or human company. Last year, our family of contributors helped us bring 2 million nutritious meals to more than 18,000 frail aged in every borough of New York City. In addition, nearly 19,000 volunteers collectively spent 67,397 hours visiting and delivering meals to our neighbors.100% of all public donations go to the preparation and delivery of meals.