Watching News 12 one morning last month, Glen Cove resident John Barra learned that a catastrophic fire had destroyed the headquarters of NOSH, a program of the North Shore Soup Kitchen.
This fire at the food delivery service’s home, the VFW Hall in Glen Cove, resulted in the total loss of NOSH’s freezing and refrigeration equipment as well as its inventory of thousands of pounds of food, enough to feed NOSH’s client base for two months.
As were many area residents, Barra was determined to do something to meet this emergency.
The manager of Bob’s Discount Furniture’s Nesconset location, Barra reached out to the furniture chain’s management with the result that Bob’s Discount Furniture presented NSSK/NOSH with a $10,000 donation to help them recover.
Christine Rice, the chairwoman of NSSK/NOSH, expressed her thanks to Bob’s Discount Furniture, to Mr. Barra and to Richard Muniz, the district manager of Bob’s Discount Furniture.
She also said that all of the volunteers associated with NSSK/NOSH have been very gratified by the widespread community response to this emergency. There are several means of donation for those who wish to help with the recovery: The NSSK/NOSH website, www.northshoresoupkitchen.org/donation; by mail to The North Shore Soup Kitchen, P.O. Box 168, Glen Cove, NY 11542; via Venmo @NOSH-NSSK; or a dedicated GoFundMe campaign at https://www.gofundme.com/f/fire-destroys-noshns-soup-kitchen-headquarters.