Mary Brennan INN hosting food, toiletries drive


The Mary Brennan INN, at 100 Madison Ave. in Hempstead, will hold a food and toiletries drive Saturday, Jan. 22, from 10 a.m. to noon at the soup kitchen.

This is a no-contact drive. Donors will place their items on a table with masked volunteers standing at a distance. They will retrieve the food after the donor drives away.

Needed items include:

  • Canned meats
  • Canned tuna and salmon
  • Canned soup (flip-top cans)
  • Canned stews and chili
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Dry soup
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly (no glass jars)
  • Travel and regular-size toiletries, including soap, shampoo and conditioner
  • Baby diapers sizes 4 and up
  • Hot and cold cereals, including oatmeal and Farina
  • Rice
  • Powdered milk
  • Packaged pasta like macaroni and cheese
  • Baby food and cereal (glass jars accepted)
  • Baby formula such as Enfamil and Similac
  • Toilet paper
  • No clothing donations will be accepted at this time.