WHAT WE DO
Heart of Dinner exists to combat food insecurity and isolation within NYC’s elderly Asian American community. We do this by delivering care packages of hot lunches and fresh produce every Wednesday, lovingly paired with a handwritten and illustrated letter in their native language to bring warmth and comfort.
WHAT WE DO
Turning care into action
We rally energy and funds from our global community of supporters who we lovingly call "Big Hearts".
Then, we support local small businesses by purchasing each lunchbox of freshly prepared hot foods and cases of Asian heritage crops.
Big Hearts, our volunteers, write notes and illustrate bags for our heartwarming care packages.
Finally, we deliver Heart of Dinner signature care packages of culturally thoughtful foods and loving messages to isolated and homebound Elderly within the AAPI communities.
Delivering love to Asian elders throughout NYC, one meal and loving message at a time.
Help us nourish the elders with culturally thoughtful food packages that we curate and bundle inside uniquely hand-illustrated bags with handwritten notes attached, and then hand-delivered to some of the most vulnerable AAPI communities.
IMPACT (AS OF 2022)
Thanks to our volunteers, partner restaurants, local food businesses and farms, and in-kind donations from people like you, we’ve managed to meaningfully impact many immigrant elders’ lives.
$500,000+ revenue for local businesses.
Over 100,000 meals delivered.
More than 500 Elders served weekly.
3,500+ volunteers brought together.
Jacqueline Russo Eng
Owner-Baker, Partybus Bakeshop
Working with Heart of Dinner has definitely been a huge help with keeping the business going and sustaining our employees. My whole staff is here working a full day and it feels really good. I think if not for Heart of Dinner bringing so many great people and businesses together, I would feel a lot darker right now.
IN THE MEDIA
Want to help? We’d love to hear from you.
Deliver meals, write notes, illustrate bags, or fundraise on our behalf.
Donate produce or goods, or join our waitlist of paid restaurant partners.
Become a partner
Raise mutual proceeds for HoD and your brand, and advance both our missions along the way.