Stamford (Greater Stamford area)

New Covenant Center is focused on hunger prevention and social services for a better life. Our facility in Stamford provides expanded basic need services to our guests. By creating a safe, warm and compassionate environment, we are taking the first steps toward empowering men, women and children to reach their full potential and regain their dignity and self-respect.


  • Our soup kitchen serves 300 healthy, hot and nutritious meals daily.
  • Over 1,150 individuals receive 10 days / 3 meals a day worth of groceries each month from our food pantry.
  • New job skills programs focused on the food/hospitality industry are offered for clients.
  • Staff provides assistance to address basic individual and family issues, to identify and overcome barriers/obstacles and to provide links to supportive services such as medical and mental health referrals.
  • Programs include SNAP Benefits, Family Loan Program, and Community Access Program.
  • We offer over 100 showers per month and provide barber services and hygiene items to clients.
  • Active Toiletry Program distributes essential necessities to clients.
  • Referral program partners with area non-profits to provide additional social services for clients.


Stay tuned for our next event!

Who to Contact

John Gutman: (203) 964-8228, ext. 401
Betsy Lopez: (203) 964-8228, ext. 415

Main Number: (203) 964-8228
Fax: (203) 357-0314


174 Richmond Hill Avenue
Stamford, CT 06902

Program Hours

Monday-Saturday 9:30am – 5:30pm
Sunday 12:00pm – 5:30pm

Videos from New Covenant Center

We Invite You To Serve

Bill and Mary Beth Fessler, our 2024 Founder's Award Recipients, share their inspiring message about how service at New Covenant Center brings joy. 🌟❤️ We welcome you to be a ...part of our mission in Stamford. Come volunteer with us and experience the joy of giving back!
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“Feeding our Families” through New Covenant Center

“Feeding our Families” through New Covenant Center

This Saturday, September 9th, New Covenant Center, a program of Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, will be participating in NBC 4 NY and Telemundo’s sponsorship of “Feeding our Families” in the tri-state area. Over 200 Stop and Shop locations will be the sites of local food pantries who will collect donated items to distribute to people in need. The overall goal is to reach $1 million in donated food throughout the region.

Announcement: The New Covenant Center 2023 Founder’s Award Honors Sarita Hanley for Exceptional Contributions

Announcement: The New Covenant Center 2023 Founder’s Award Honors Sarita Hanley for Exceptional Contributions

Catholic Charities of Fairfield County is delighted to announce the recipient of this year’s New Covenant Center Founder’s Award, Sarita Hanley. Established in 2016, this prestigious award pays tribute to individuals who have made remarkable contributions to our mission of hunger prevention and social services, creating a pathway towards a better life for those in need.

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