Hempstead’s Interfaith Nutrition Network, a nonprofit that operates soup kitchens throughout Long Island, recently received $75,000 from Walmart to aid with supplying food during the holidays.
The money is part of $1 million donated to pantries across the state by the retail store chain, according to a news release from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.
“As New Yorkers gather with families across New York for Thanksgiving, it is also a time to celebrate the spirit of giving and lend a hand to those less fortunate,” Cuomo said.
Cuomo said the donation would “provide a major boost to the work of New York’s food banks and local charities to help even more New Yorkers put food on their tables during this holiday season.”
Julie Murphy, senior vice president of Walmart, said, “Together with many hunger relief organizations throughout the state, we’re working to make this Thanksgiving a little brighter for many.”
Officials with the Interfaith Nutrition Network were not available for comment Wednesday.
The nonprofit operates 19 soup kitchens and feeds some 7,500 people a week, according to its website. The organization also runs three emergency housing shelters in Nassau.