Friday, 19 August 2011 00:00
(Editor’s note: This is a letter in response to a donation collected by the employees of Anton Community Newspapers and delivered to the INN on Thursday, August 4 in response to their public call for baby items.)
On behalf of the individuals whom we feed and shelter at The INN, I wish to extend my gratitude to you for your generous donation of baby items.
Your donations were distributed to the guests living in The INN’s two family shelters and the guests who visit the Mary Brennan INN Soup Kitchen, who are in need of not only food and shelter, but other basic amenities including personal care items.
The summertime is a very difficult time for our guests, and your generous donations surely comes at a time when there is much that needs to be done to assist the growing number of Long Islanders who are faced with hunger and homelessness. We have seen the face of hunger changing more and more. It’s no longer just the working poor who are in need, but we are now seeing more of the “middle class” seeking assistance.
We could never do what we do if it weren’t for people like you, who believe in what we do and who are driven to help make a difference in the lives of our neighbors seeking assistance.
Again, on behalf of the guests and staff at The INN, we thank you for your support.
Interfaith Nutrition Network