Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, Inc. is one of the largest private social service providers in Connecticut.
Since 1916, Catholic Charities has served all people with programs that feed the hungry and homebound, shelter the homeless, strengthen families, assist the physically and emotionally challenged, and deliver consultation and assistance to immigrants. We serve all people without regard to age, race, religion, or ability to pay.
We don’t do what we do for Catholics; we do what we do because we are Catholic.
Many thank you to Amber Room Colonnade General Manager Doug Polistena (man in the pink shorts) who provided 200 delicious hot meals which were distributed to Danbury families in need in partnership with St Peter’s Church, St. Peter School, Our Lady of Aparecida Brazilian quasi-parish, and the Catholic Charities Morning Glory and Homeless Outreach programs. Some meals were also delivered to formerly homeless families currently housed at the Super 8 motel in Danbury.
Thank you also to the anonymous donor who funded the meal costs. The Amber Room Colonnade came up with the idea to provide and distribute food to distribute to families in need in Danbury. The Amber Room is a big wedding and event venue in Danbury that has obviously suffered a huge drop in revenue with all their scheduled events being canceled due to the pandemic. During this period their entire operation has been focused on providing meals to help support the needy and vulnerable in the Danbury community by providing meals each day to several local nonprofit organizations. By focusing on community support, they have also been able to keep employees working during this difficult time.
This was a huge win-win for the Danbury community – feeding the hungry and also keeping Amber Room employees working during this difficult time.
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