Photo of volunteers working at the INN provided by Dana Lopez, Director of Marketing & Communications.
It’s been 40 years since a group of concerned citizens opened the first soup kitchen in Nassau County, which later became the Mary Brennan INN in Hempstead.
This place has been an inspiration since its inception; a living model of what’s possible when a few folks see a need, and then decide they care and will together do something about it. Since 1983, they have met every challenge and deepening understanding with loving innovation.
I recently got a tour. There, dedicated staff and volunteers shared some of the deep ways the organization has grown just in the last few years. I will write more about this soon. It’s significant!
Meanwhile, please know: This has not been an easy year for food pantries to stay stocked. Whatever you can do to help those less fortunate is needed and appreciated.
A great way to learn more, meet great people and help advance The INN’s mission is to support: