New York: God's Love We Deliver, 1980's. 8½” x 3½”, opens to 8½” x 14”. Brochure folded in half twice, creating four panels printed recto and verso. Fine.
This brochure promoted the charitable AIDS organization, God's Love We Deliver, and contains a brief history of the organization as well as a sample week's menu. It was founded in New York in 1985 by Ganga Stone and Jane Best. As a hospice volunteer, Stone witnessed the plight of an AIDS victim who was unable to prepare a meal with the groceries she had brought for him and she was moved to action. On her next visit, she delivered a fully prepared meal to eliminate the recipient's need to cook. Inspiration took hold and God's Love We Deliver was born, dedicated to delivering nutritious meals tailored to each person's specific dietary needs.
By 1987, the organization was delivering 50 ready-to-eat meals per day to home bound people with AIDS, and by the next year, they expanded their service by providing food to their clients' children. The organization encouraged many to rally for the cause, with early donations coming from Mayor Ed Koch and borough president David Dinkins in the form of vans for transportation, and a walk-in freezer from the Gay Men's Chorus. Continued support from the community ensures this long-lived charity continues to persist, and today creates 7000 healthy meals free of charge to its clients each weekday.
An uplifting example of community kindness and how it can affect the lives of those who need help most. Not found in OCLC. Fine. Item #3347