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Federal funds to help feed the hungry in Hempstead

Federal funds to help feed the hungry in Hempstead
The Town of Hempstead on Wednesday gave $305,000 in federal funds to the Interfaith Nutrition Network’s Mary Brennan Soup Kitchen for meals through the holidays to needy families. The town board unani

" The INN’s director, Jean Kelly, said the cash infusion will help the food kitchen deliver hot meals through New Year’s Eve and meet increased demand.The soup kitchen had to transform its operations during the pandemic to allow food pickups at walk-up windows for hot meals, turkeys and other canned foods at locations where indoor seating was unavailable because of the pandemic.i pShare Tweet Email The Town of Hempstead on Wednesday gave $305,000 in federal funds to the Interfaith Nutrition Network’s Mary Brennan Soup Kitchen for meals through the holidays to needy families.The Town of Hempstead is helping subsidize the costs of all they do.

"Last year was one of the most challenging years and receiving the $1 million grant literally gave us the sustenance we needed to get through that time," Kelly said.She said demand of families and others — with many standing in line around the block from the food kitchen daily — is still close to levels seen at the height of the pandemic.

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