Non-profit prepares, delivers Thanksgiving meals to meet people's medical, illness needs

The non-profit organization God Loves We Deliver delivered thousands of medically-tailored meals on Thanksgiving from a facility in Industry City.
The organization prepared meals for clients to meet the needs of their medical conditions and illnesses. That includes illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, cancers, among other illnesses.
Those clients will still get to enjoy Thanksgiving favorites like turkey and other foods prepared in GLWD's kitchens in Manhattan. The food was frozen and sent over to the Brooklyn distribution point.
"Medically-tailored meals keep people out of the hospital. It keeps them better and it keeps them well," Nicole D'Andrea, director of philanthropy for GLWD, said. "We're so happy to be able to do that, especially on Thanksgiving."
There were about 2,000 people who showed up to deliver the food. These volunteers picked up the bags of food and loaded them into their cars lined outside.
They each get a list of clients with their names and addresses. Daria Sanford and her family were some of those delivering the food, having volunteered together for 10 years.
"You never know where you're going to end up in life," Sanford said, with her family by her side. "It's always great to pay it forward not just on the holidays but all the time."
GLWD is getting ready for their Winter Feast, a similar food distribution for the winter holidays in December.
The organization said it is still looking for volunteers. More information can be found on the GLWD website.