Without exception, every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, the door at 7 Continental Place in Glen Cove opens to welcome hungry Long Islanders, guests of the North Shore Soup Kitchen. Each guest is warmly greeted by a Soup Kitchen volunteer and invited to sit down to a hot, nutritious meal. But, that is just where their visit begins. During lunch, anyone who needs help is invited to speak to a case worker who helps guests address often overwhelming issues. She shows them how to navigate complex systems, sets up appointments and gives out bus passes to help them get where they need to go. Other needs are addressed by providing warm clothing, shoes, diapers, soap, a tooth brush, holiday gifts... Our new ESL class room helps guests learn English and teaches important money management skills. Last, but by no means least, each guest leaves with a large bag of groceries that include non-perishables and fresh produce. We want to make sure no one goes hungry on days when the Soup Kitchen is not open. The North Shore Soup Kitchen is an amazing place for people with needs most of us cannot even imagine. It is a place made possible by generous supporters like you.
As we approach the beginning of our 30th year of operation, we are once again reaching out to ask for your support. With your help we will make sure our door continues to open for every person who needs us. This year we are offering a new giving program we think you will find exciting. It is called Adopt A Day, and includes a Share A Day component. Check out the enclosed gift card and adopt (or share) a Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday of your choosing. You can use it as a holiday gift for that person who has everything, you can use it to honor someone special or you can simply use it to do something especially meaningful with your family. Adopt A Day participants (donations of $500 or more) are invited to visit the Soup Kitchen on your allotted day, bringing family members over 18 years of age who can help or just visit and learn about the exciting things happening at the North Shore Soup Kitchen. For those who prefer the Share A Day alternative, gifts start at $25.00. Every gift, no matter the amount, is valued. Thank you in advance for your generous support.