Written by Dave Golbert Friday, 02 December 2011 00:00
No one wants to eat at a soup kitchen. Yet for many who have run out of other choices, it is a lifeline that keeps them going through rough times. I see their faces every week: the homeless veterans, the senior citizens living on fixed incomes, mothers with small children, fathers who have lost their jobs in this recession.
For many of the children we feed, this is their first meal of the day. For many of the senior citizens, it may be their only meal of the day. You can see their eyes widen when they take their trays and get to the front of the serving line and a volunteer hands them a plate heaping with hot nutritious food and a cup of chicken soup chock full of vegetables and noodles. Each meal also includes a salad, bread and butter, fruit, dessert, and beverage.
Members of the Great Neck community have joined together as “Great Neck Cares” to see to it that every family has something to be thankful for this holiday season. Every donation of $25 makes it possible for the Interfaith Nutrition Network to feed 12 hungry Long Islanders.
Your support makes a real difference for families in need.