The aroma of a home cooked meal pours forth from the home of the INN
FRIENDSHIP Soup Kitchen at St. Joseph the Worker Church in East
Patchogue, along with the feeling of love and comfort which is present
Since 1992 volunteers from the various churches and organizations in the East Patchogue-Beilport area have been serving a free hot, nutritious meal to anyone who feels the need for a meal and/or companionship. Every Tuesday evening, from 6:00pm-7:00pm approximately 75 people join with our volunteers to enjoy a delicious hot meal and a warm place to enjoy some fellowship. All are welcome. Since 1995 our statistics show that over 56,000 meals have been served, with almost half of the guests being children.
The INN FRIENDSHIP has been blessed over the years with very generous friends, both private and in the business sector, who have funded this endeavor. As is well known, many of the grants which were once available to help have been deleted. This leaves the INN, and many groups, in need of additional assistance from the others.
There is also a need for volunteers who are willing to share their love and time on a once a month basis. The INN FRIENDSHIP may be reached by mail at P.O. Box 749, Bellport, NY 11713.
For those who are already involved in this love filled vocation there are many rewards. The beautiful feeling of joy when a guest is smiling and telling you how much they enjoyed the meal and the company cannot be duplicated.
As we are approaching our 20th Anniversary we look forward to continuing this caring for our neighbors and sharing our love with them.
Patchogue Neighbor’s INN is pleased to welcome The INN Friendship to its consortium of soup kitchens serving the Patchogue, East Patchogue, Bellport and Brookhaven area. Guests may now receive free meals five days a week at the following sites:
|Sunday||Emmanuel Lutheran, Patchogue||4:00pm|
|Monday||St. Paul’s Episcopal, Patchogue||12:00pm|
|Tuesday||St. Joseph’s RCC, East Patchogue||6:00pm|
|Wednesday||Congregational Church, Patchogue||5:00pm|
|Saturday||St. Francis de Sales, Patchogue||9:30am|
If you are interested in volunteering to serve or cook at one of these soup kitchens, please request a Volunteer Application from pkcares (at) yahoo (dot) com.