Mineola High School hosted its fifth annual “MINNeola Macaroni Making a Difference” Community Pasta Dinner to benefit the Mary Brennan INN. The Inn, the largest soup kitchen on Long Island, serves over 400 lunches daily to its guests. Faculty, staff, students and their families donated all of the food, beverages and desserts served and students and faculty prepared and served the meal.
Residents from all over the community, including senior citizens, Junior Firefighters, sports teams and district students and families showed their support and generosity by attending the event held in the high school cafeteria. This year, volunteers served over 400 dinners and were able to raise more than $2,750.
In addition, many guests donated items, including towels, toiletries, clothing and canned food, which were given to the INN. As Executive Director of the INN Jean Kelly said as she thanked all the participants.
“Mineola is truly and caring and generous community, and the students and their families are leaders in the efforts to combat hunger and homelessness on Long Island,” she said.
Photos courtesy of the Mineola Union Free School District