While most people enjoyed the perfect fall weather, Bethpage High School Student Civic members Deena Hadhoud, Josett Bernberg, Firas Akbik and Melissa Cao were serving desserts, hot coffee and take home sandwiches after guests completed a hot meal at Mercy Inn Soup Kitchen at the Trinity Lutheran Church basement in Wyandanch. Accompanied by advisor Ms. Rito, Bethpage students helped prepare the sandwiches from 10am, served through lunch and helped clean up until 2pm.

Mercy Inn staff is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit, non-sectarian, community-based organization who believe that all human beings are interdependent and that society heals itself by caring for the least of its brethren. Mercy Inn, affiliated with the Interfaith Nutrition Network, was completely renovated in March and is now back to preparing and serving approximately 100+ hot, nutritious lunches on a daily basis to our friends and neighbors in need, Monday through Friday, fifty-two weeks a year in a welcoming, comfortable environment.

If you would like more information on Mercy INN Soup Kitchen, please contact Mr. Charlie Ciccio at (631) 455-8989 who is always happy to share the news of its mission and welcome your support, food or monetary donations and interest. All those who work at Mercy Inn are volunteers and always welcome schools, groups and organizations who would like to participate by volunteering. What a difference a day makes! http://mercyinn.org/info.html

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