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Great Neck Notebook: October 29, 2009

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 no 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.

If you’ve had some good fortune in your life, please join “Great Neck Cares” by writing a check payable to The Interfaith Nutrition Network. Donations may be mailed to Dave Golbert, 7 Lee Court West, Great Neck, NY 11024. To donate food, clothing, or personal care items, please call 917-418-2451 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Your support makes a real difference for families in need.