Despite last August’s fire that occurred at our headquarters in the Glen Cove VFW, NOSH has continued to deliver non-perishable groceries from a series of temporary headquarters. Meanwhile, our Board of Directors is conducting a comprehensive search for a permanent home.
Due to the generosity of so many supporters, both old and new, once a suitable site is located, we will be able to purchase the refrigeration and other important equipment destroyed by the fire. The Board is also gearing up for a strategic planning process, based on our recent community assessment.
On behalf of our families, we are deeply grateful for the support we have received during this transitional period.
WHO WE ARE
On March 15th, 2020 a group of concerned North Shore neighbors launched NOSH. Their goal, to safely deliver meals to the homes of families in need of food assistance due to the impact of COVID-19. As of the end of June, NOSH became a program of the North Shore Soup Kitchen, joining forces to better meet the growing need in our community.
WHAT WE DO
Weekly, NOSH volunteers deliver hundreds of “NOSH Bags” to homes in Bayville, Glen Cove, Glen Head, Lattingtown, Locust Valley and Sea Cliff. At the height of the pandemic NOSH was delivering to more than 500 families every week! Currently, while it is fortunate that some families no longer need our support, the need continues for so many in our community.
NOSH Bags are emergency meal kits containing the ingredients to prepare two meals for a family of four. Larger families receive additional NOSH Bags. Nosh’s volunteer dietician assesses bag contents to make sure the ingredients provide proper, balanced nutrition for children and adults.