God’s Love We Deliver Sends Extra Emergency Meals to Ronald McDonald House New York for Children With Pediatric Cancer and Their Families During the Pandemic

The two New York-based organizations are working together to ensure families dealing with treatment in these uncertain times have access to nutritious food free of charge

New York, NY (March 26, 2020) - God’s Love We Deliver, the metropolitan area’s leading provider of medically tailored meals, as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic has increased their weekly meal delivery to Ronald McDonald House New York (RMH-NY), which provides temporary housing for pediatric cancer patients and their families in a strong, supportive and caring environment. God’s Love and RMH-NY share the mission of creating a supportive and nurturing environment for individuals living with severe and chronic illnesses, as well as for their families and caretakers. 

The New York City organizations are working diligently to continue supporting families during an increasingly difficult time. God’s Love We Deliver continues to send 100 “Breakfast To Go” deliveries weekly. These kits include various breakfast foods for families and are made available to take on-the-go to one of RMH-NY’s partner hospitals for treatment. Additionally, since last week, God’s Love We Deliver is sending 600 frozen food components (450 entrees + 150 soups) to RMH-NY for four weeks. 

“We are thrilled to be able to support our partners at Ronald McDonald House New York at this critical and uncertain time,” said God’s Love We Deliver Vice President & Chief Development Officer David Ludwigson. “Medically tailored meals are essential for people living with serious and chronic illness. Especially now, we understand that the combined impact of these two organizations supports healthier and happier patients and extends to their families as well.”

“It’s so important that we continue providing care and support to families as they fight against cancer, and the medically tailored meals we are receiving from God’s Love We Deliver will enable us to further our mission during these challenging circumstances,” said RMH-NY President & CEO Ruth C. Browne. “We are beyond grateful to God’s Love and each of our partners for their generous contributions so that we can stay focused on maintaining a safe and supportive environment for our families.” 

Research shows that while 20% of a person’s recovery from illness is based on clinical care, 80% is socially determined. The two organizations share a commitment to addressing the social determinants of health by providing nutritional medically tailored meal options for families at the House. 

To learn more about volunteering or donating at God’s Love, or how to become a client, please visit godslovewedeliver.org 

To support families at RMH-NY by donating meals or through another capacity, please contact Caitlin Conklin at cconklin@rmh-newyork.org.

About God’s Love We Deliver

God's Love is the New York metropolitan area's leading provider of life-sustaining meals and nutrition counseling for people living with severe illnesses. Begun as an HIV/AIDS service organization, today God's Love provides for people living with more than 200 individual diagnoses. God's Love cooks and home delivers the specific, nutritious meals a client's severe illness and treatment so urgently require. Meals are individually tailored for each client by one of our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, and all clients have access to unlimited nutrition counseling. God's Love supports families by providing meals for the children and senior caregivers of its clients. All of the agency's services are provided free of charge, and in its history of more than 34 years, God's Love We Deliver has never had a waiting list. For more information, visit www.godslovewedeliver.org. Follow God's Love on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram, @godslovenyc. God's Love is a non-sectarian organization.

About Ronald McDonald House New York

Located on East 73rd Street in New York, Ronald McDonald House New York (RMH-NY) is New York City’s House. The organization provides temporary housing for pediatric cancer patients and their families in a strong, supportive and caring environment that encourages and nurtures the development of child-to-child and parent-to-parent support systems. RMH-NY has served more than 59,000 families throughout all five boroughs of New York City, across the U.S. and around the world, and approximately 40% of families are international. Its 11-story, 79,000 square-foot House features 95 guestrooms – including six post-transplant suites – four full guest kitchens, laundry facilities, two outdoor terraces, private libraries, a dining room, living room and more. At the House, families are welcomed with love and comfort, and lifelong friendships are formed among people who understand what it’s like to cope with such a devastating diagnosis. RMH-NY’s programs help to provide families a sense of normalcy, including wellness programs, educational tutors, music, art, transportation, activities for siblings, holiday and birthday parties, specialized support groups and more. The organization’s presence extends well beyond the confines of the House, as RMH-NY is also committed to positively impacting communities across the five boroughs. Through partnerships with 16 of the city’s leading hospitals, RMH-NY provides critical services to families with children undergoing cancer treatment at these hospitals. For more information, or to learn how to volunteer or donate, please visit rmh-newyork.org.

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