So many hungry individuals met us at our first stop during last night’s Soup Run that we ran out of food. This rarely happens. In only 40 minutes, we served 65 delicious meals of chicken, rice and vegetables. The need is great, our guests are returning, they know where to find us and know that we will be there for them on the last Thursday of every month – as we have been for the past 15 years.
We provided socks, underwear, toiletries and shoes and had more requests for underwear, sports bras, a backpack and sneakers than we could fulfill. We promised to return next month with these items.
Some of our dear regular guests – Santos, Donna, Evie and Wendy – spent time talking with us, laughing and hugging. It felt a bit like the old days of the Soup Run – pre-pandemic when we enjoyed serving and connecting with them. But they also warned us that the streets are different now and there are more troubled people in our midst. Just think about how those who are homeless must live every day worrying about food, shelter and safety.
All month long, we gather items and organize for the last Thursday of the month when we serve our guests. It is through the donations of those in the Holy Trinity community and beyond – including supporters and volunteers from across Westchester County, Queens, Long Island, New York City and Connecticut, those of various faiths and friends of friends, who make this important outreach a reality. This month we are grateful to the following supporters:
- Financial Support
- Minos Samoladas
- Irene Drivas
- May Soup Run Sponsor: Katherine Caffentzis
- Philoptochos of Holy Trinity New Rochelle, NY
- Manny Louros
- Phil & Anastasia Herzegovitch
- Carol Schiro Greenwald
- Dr. Lisa Coplit – Underwear
- Deborah Farone – Underwear
- Greg Panagos – Socks, Clothing
- Anastasia Herzegovitch – Shoes
- Melina Morris and Bombas (https://bombas.com ) – Socks
- Toiletry Kits/Personal Care Items
- Georgeann Mavrovitis, Loredona Curtis, Alexandra Speres and Maryann Koutsis
- Bags – FreshDirect (freshdirect.com)
With much appreciation, we thank you for your continuing support and participation. If you would like to donate items, please consider the following: new men’s and women’s underwear, T-shirts (sizes LG and XL), women’s underwear, sports bras, size 8 women’s sneakers, size 12 men’s sneakers and backpacks. The next Soup Run is scheduled for June 30, 2022. Please join us. Follow us on Facebook.