At Dime, we know that our communities our everything, and we wouldn’t have been around for 154 years without them. Because of that, we make it a priority to support our communities every way we can. Like with The INN, Interfaith Nutrition Network, helping the hungry and homeless in Long Island.
Founded in 1983, The INN started as a simple soup kitchen run by a small group of community-minded volunteers. They started in a church in Hempstead, and quick evolved and grew through the love and care of other like-minded neighbors and friends. The founders formed an interfaith network of soup kitchens to help serve and feed hungry Long Islanders. Soon the group grew to locations in Long Beach, Freeport, and Central Islip.
Since then, The INN has become the largest private social service agency on Long Island. Everyone who comes to The INN’s soup kitchen is given a hot, nutritious meal, a warm welcome, and access to all the support services that are available. In 1984, The INN opened its first emergency shelter, providing a safe place for those who needed it. Other programs were added to The INN’s repertoire over the years, including a long-term housing program to help those in need get back on their feet.
The main mission of The INN is to overcome the challenge of hunger and homelessness on Long Island, and they are doing remarkable work to achieve that goal. Dime is proud to sponsor The INN and their goals.
Learn more about The INN.