God’s Love We Deliver
God’s Love We Deliver is an organization that delivers hot meals to homebound AIDS patients in the New York area. In just three months over the summer of 2004, FPE designed an efficient and attractive 5,000 square foot commercial kitchen which doubles as a party space for fundraising events. FPE’s extensive experience with large-scale commercial food service facilities contributed to the project’s successful execution. Due diligence at the outset revealed that the building’s existing plumbing was prematurely deteriorating, requiring the inclusion of a replacement system including a new sub-grade plumbing system within the scope of work.
“The most essential improvement, however, was the ability to scale up, ensuring that GLWD can at least double the number of meals delivered. The new kitchen offers more counter space to prep ingredients, more ovens to roast chicken, more kettles to cook black-bean soup, and more refrigeration—including mammoth walk-in freezers—to store ingredients and ready-to-deliver meals. Initially GLWD supplied hot meals to clients five days a week, but over the past decade, it has shifted to making foods that are then chilled or frozen, providing clients greater flexibility in what and when they eat and allowing drivers to drop off days’ worth of meals in one stop. “Delivering a hot meal to someone feels so good,” says Dorella Walters, senior director of program services, “but clients like to eat on their own schedule.”
Quote & Image Source: Architectural Digest