Holiday Gift Guide 2018: God’s Love We Deliver

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God’s Love We Deliver is the New York City metro area’s leading provider of nutritious in-home meals for people living with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses. GLWD depends upon sales from their annual holiday catalog more than ever to fund their services. That catalogue offers perennial favorites, like their customizable greeting cards and their cookbook, as well as new items such as cookies, beaded bracelets and piggy banks. This year’s catalogue does not disappoint!

Photo by Julia Choi

Tell Me More: For more than twenty-five years, “Chuck the Baker” has provided tasty sweet treats with each meal for GLWD. Now you can have Chuck’s Famous Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (newly offered this year) or Chuck’s Famous Brownies any time. Chuck’s cookies and brownies contain no added preservatives; they are shipped within two to four days after you place your order and are best enjoyed upon delivery.

How Much: A box of six cookies costs $6.00. The brownies come in boxes of four, eight, twelve, and twenty-four and range in price from $19.00 to $75.00.

Photo by Julia Choi

Tell Me More: Another of GLWD’s new offerings for 2018 is this charming Piggy Bank in the shape of one of GLWD’s delivery trucks with the iconic GLWD logo emblazoned on the side. Piggy Bank size: 5.5”H x 5”W x 5.5”L.

Photo by Nicola Bailey

How Much: $50.00

Tell Me More: A perennial favorite, God’s Love Cookbook: Nourishing Stories and Recipes from Notable Friends is a great gift for lifelong foodies and novice chefs alike. Compiled by Jon Gilman and Christopher Idone, with an introduction by Ina Garten (the “Barefoot Contessa”), contributors include Isabella Rossellini, Ina Garten, Danny Meyer, Michael Kors, Mario Batali, Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci and many others.

How Much: $35.00

How to Order: All gifts featured here and many others (including GLWD’s customizable greeting cards) are available from GLWD’s catalogue store at www.glwd.org/store/catalog.jsp; the cookbook is also available at www.godslovecookbook.com.

Who Benefits: Tens of thousands of God’s Love We Deliver’s clients. Since its founding in 1986, GLWD has delivered nutritious meals to thousands of women and men too ill to cook for themselves. On September 28, 2017, GLWD delivered its twenty-millionth meal. According to their website, demand for GLWD’s services have risen more than 150 percent in the last ten years. Your gifts will help GLWD continue its invaluable work.

—Reporting by Hank Trout

Hank Trout, Editor at Large, edited Drummer, Malebox, and Folsom magazines in the early 1980s. A long-term survivor of HIV/AIDS (diagnosed in 1989), he is a thirty-eight-year resident of San Francisco, where he lives with his fiancé Rick. Follow him on Twitter @HankTroutWriter.