John Gutman to Speak at New Canaan Men’s Club

New Covenant Center Executive Director John Gutman

John Gutman, Executive Director of New Covenant Center, the largest soup kitchen and food pantry in lower Fairfield County will address the New Canaan Men’s Club in Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, Friday, September 27th at 10:30 A.M. following the 10 A.M. members only weekly business meeting. Mr. Gutman’s talk, More Than a Hunger Problem, will explain that helping someone to reach their full potential and regain their dignity and self-respect is the ultimate goal.

In October 1978, New Covenant Center served its first meal from the basement of a little building at 66 West Main Street in Stamford. Today it is open 365 days a year, providing three meals daily and serving 600,000 nutritious meals annually. Additional services such as personal hygiene, life coaching, job skills and medical services are also provided.

Over the the past four and a half years, John has been responsible for operations at New Covenant Center while serving as Executive Director. Prior to that he spent thirty years in business development, marketing and sales for such brands as NBC, Time Warner, the National Basketball Association and King Broadcasting. He grew up in the White Plains area, received his magazine journalism degree from Syracuse University, has two young adult boys, and he lives in Norwalk.

The New Canaan Men’s Club has openings for new members 55 and over. Anyone interested is invited to be a guest at the meeting. For more info contact: Frank Haines at 203.984.2602,

Administrative Offices: 238 Jewett Ave Bridgeport, CT 06606

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