WHAT WE DO
Heart of Dinner exists to combat food insecurity and isolation within NYC’s elderly East 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 the community.
Then, we support local food businesses with orders.
Volunteers write notes and illustrate bags for our heartwarming care packages.
Finally, we deliver care packages of lunches and groceries to East Asian elders.
Delivering love to East Asian elders throughout NYC, one meal at a time.
Help us support the po po’s and gong gong’s with culturally thoughtful food packages, all sourced, cooked, and hand-delivered by volunteers.
IMPACT (AS OF MAY 2021)
Thanks to our volunteers, partner restaurants, local food businesses, and in-kind donations from people like you, we’ve managed to meaningfully impact many immigrant elders’ lives.
$200,000+ revenue for local businesses.
Over 70,000 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, fundraise on our behalf, or help behind the scenes.
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.