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Around 500 people will receive a Thanksgiving turkey, along will all the fixings and even a gift card to ShopRite from the New Covenant Center in Stamford.

Workers are preparing for the center’s annual Thanksgiving meal distribution.

New Covenant Center executive director John Gutman says about 150 families per week come for groceries in the center’s food pantry and about 200 people come for lunch and dinner every day.

The center’s guests will leave with a turkey and all the fixings, thanks to donations from Connecticut Foodshare and the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.

They’ll be given a gift card to ShopRite, too.

Around 500 people in need will come through the doors this week.

New Covenant Center (NCCenter), located in Stamford, provides a nutritious meal to all those who are hungry. By creating a safe, warm and compassionate environment, NCCenter takes steps toward empowering men, women, and children to reach their full potential and regain their dignity and self-respect. NCCenter is open 365 days a year, serving lunch and dinner, as well as operating a 3x per week Food Pantry. In total, NCCenter provides almost 600,000 meals per year. Additionally, NCCenter provides showers, haircuts and toiletries, as well as job skills training, immigration services, a Family Loan program that provides financial education, and other social services to create a path toward a better life for our guests.