The INN (INTERFAITH NUTRITION NETWORK)

Serving Hungry & Homeless Long Islanders

aka The INN   |   Hempstead, NY   |  www.the-inn.org

Mission

As a not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization, The INN provides a broad variety of essential services to assist those challenged by hunger, homelessness and profound poverty. We partner with those in need in a dignified and respectful manner to help them achieve self-sufficiency.

Ruling year info

1984

Executive Director

Ms. Jean Kelly

Managing Director

Ms. Joanne Robinson

Main address

211 Fulton Avenue

Hempstead, NY 11550 USA

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EIN

11-2676892

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Other Housing, Shelter N.E.C. (L99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our Vision: To transform lives by addressing hunger, homelessness and profound poverty through awareness, action and generosity.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mary Brennan INN soup kitchen

The Mary Brennan INN soup kitchen is the largest soup kitchen on Long Island where Monday-Friday, approximately 1,300 hot, nutritious meals are served and 150 people take hot showers every week. There is a guest choice pantry for free, non-perishable food that is available to the guests for weekend needs. Approximately 62,412 meals are served annually. The soup kitchen is staffed mainly by 100 volunteers of all ages, creeds and backgrounds in addition to a team of six trained professionals. There are no questions asked of anyone in need and everyone is referred to as a "guest" and treated with dignity and respect.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of backpacks filled with school supplies distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Mary Brennan INN soup kitchen

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of bed nights (nights spent in shelter)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of meals delivered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Mary Brennan INN soup kitchen

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our Mission: As a not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization, The INN provides a broad variety of essential services to assist those challenged by hunger, homelessness and profound poverty. We partner with those in need in a dignified and respectful manner to help them achieve self-sufficiency.

The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network) has worked tirelessly for 35 years to assist hungry and homeless Long Islanders through a constantly changing network that included multiple soup kitchens, emergency and long-term shelter programs and most recently a resource center called the Center for Transformative Change, that gives individuals and families a chance to break through the cycle of poverty and obtain the resources needed to be in a position where they no longer need our services.

The INN has a longstanding, stellar reputation in the community for adhering to its original principles that began in 1983, to provide supporting services, including basic and more extensive needs to anyone in the community who seeks our help. With a small staff and deep philosophy of dignity, respect and love, as well as a number of dedicated volunteers, The INN works towards our goals every day as we grow and change and transition into an invaluable resource to those in need.

We are in a transition mode, after having supported a number of soup kitchens all over Long Island, providing support and assistance to over 25 individual community soup kitchen efforts. Those efforts have collectively provided over 300,000 meals annually across Long Island for more than 30 years. As the individual soup kitchens begin to operate independently after utilizing The INN's guidance and support, The INN remains focused on helping families and individuals in need become self sufficient. The addition of the Center for Transformative Change resource center and clothing boutique, housed directly next door to the Mary Brennan INN soup kitchen, the first soup kitchen in Nassau County and the largest on Long Island, is in direct response to the need for guests to break the cycle of poverty by obtaining more than the basic necessities of food and shelter. We hope to continue to get chronically homeless guests off the street for good after years of homelessness and teach the necessary skills to be self-sufficient. Additional services at the Center for Transformative Change are in the works and will be life-changing for those in need.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The INN (INTERFAITH NUTRITION NETWORK)

Board of directors
as of 08/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Vince Vitiello

DEV RATNAM

RALPH PASCUCCI

ROBERT KAMMERER

JANE SCHWARTZ

PETER CURRY

MAUREEN NAPPI

CLAUDIO DEL VECCHIO

JOSEPH MANCINO

LISA ARNING

VINCE VITIELLO

DOUGLAS O'NEILL

MICHAEL MONAHAN

PHIL ANDREWS

CHRISTOPHER BECKER

VICKI FERRARA

FRAN GUTLEBER

RICHARD HUMANN

PATRICIA O'CONNOR

COLLEEN O'NEILL

FELICIA TUCKER

MAXINE CARRINGTON

JOHN DEMARCO

EDWARD GRILLI

PATRICK HESSION

JULIA POLI PECORA PECORA

SUNIL SANI

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/22/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data