Feeding the hungry and the homeless and giving them a chance to have a shower, get support and to provide temporary shelter is the mission of Interfaith Nutrition Network. In her new role as Nassau County Executive, Laura Curran recently toured the Hempstead-based Interfaith Nutrition Network (The INN). The INN is a volunteer-based organization with people who take the time out of their busy lives to help those in need. Manhasset resident Peggy Markham dedicates one day a week supporting the efforts of the INN. Many organizations within Manhasset have and continue to support the INN.
Established in 1983, the INN has been providing meals to the hungry. Now, 35 years later, it has evolved and provides food, emergency shelter and long-term housing and resources to transform guests’ life circumstances.
“It was a pleasure to tour The INN, the largest private social service agency of its kind on Long Island,” said Curran. “We are very grateful for The INN’s more than 30 years of service to the community. The wide-ranging programs offered here have helped people from all over Long Island to overcome the challenges of hunger and homelessness.”
Founded in 1983 as a single soup kitchen run by a small group of concerned volunteers, The INN, a not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization, has grown to deliver its services through 14 soup kitchens in 21 locations, three homeless shelters, and a long-term housing program consisting of 13 housing units for families. Today, more than 5,500 people are fed by volunteers each week at the INN.