2012-03-09 / School

Garden City Students Participate In Open House At The INN

Youth Advisory Board students assisting Santa at the INN toy distribution Youth Advisory Board students assisting Santa at the INN toy distribution Did you know that 283,700 (one in 10) Long Islanders sought help at food pantries or soup kitchens in one year? Did you know that about 64,900 people receive emergency food assistance in any given week? AND did you know that 39% of the people who receive emergency food assistance on Long Island are under 18 years old (110,643 children)?

The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) for the INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network) will participate in an Open House on Saturday March 10th from 11am- 3pm at the Mary Brennan INN Soup Kitchen 100 Madison Avenue, Hempstead New York. The YAB is a consortium of students representing many high schools on Long Island. The YAB meets once month and organizes various events and drives to support the efforts of the INN. Membership is open to any high school student. About 30 high school students that are residents of Garden City are members of the YAB, representing several different high schools.

The Youth Advisory Board is encouraging adults and students to come down to the Mary Brennan INN on Saturday March 10th. This family friendly Open House is an opportunity for community members, families and organizations to take a tour of the largest soup kitchen on Long Island and learn about the services and care provided by the INN. There also will be an opportunity to learn about volunteering opportunities.

The INN addresses the issues of hunger and homelessness on Long Island by providing food, shelter, long-term housing, and supportive services in a dignified and respectful manner for those who seek help. The INN is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization with a dedicated staff, a broad base of community support and a commitment to educate the public about these issues.

If you have any questions about the Open House or the INN Youth Advisory Board please feel free to contact Emily Wilensky at (516) 486-8506 begin_ of_ the_ skype_ highlighting or end_ of_ the_ skype_ highlightingewilensky@ the-inn.org

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