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.


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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 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 2:00pm

Videos from New Covenant Center

Local country market in Stamford holds food drive for New Covenant Center

The day before Thanksgiving, Larocca's Country Market in Stamford held it's annual food drive to benefit New Covenant Center's largest soup kitchen.

Volunteers from the New Covenant Center collected non-perishable items ...
from customers.
They're expecting more than 2,000 items to be donated.
Organizers said some products will be stored at the center's pantry, while other items will be used to make the center's annual Thanksgiving Day lunch.
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Nils Dahl, Board Chair
Phil Shalala, Chairman Emeritus

Laure Aubuchon
Scott Bewley
Mike Boyd
Sarita Hanley
Paul Harinstein
Tom Kane
Andy Parker
Holly Richardson
Jose Rivera
Virginia Wong


Rescuing food to combat hunger in Fairfield County

Six hundred pounds of food. Thirty boxes of produce. Dozens of bagels and containers of yogurt. Such surplus quantities of fresh and non-perishable goods could go uneaten and unused in Fairfield County, squandering resources and creating unnecessary waste. Instead, Catholic Charities programs such as the Thomas Merton Center in Bridgeport and New Covenant Center in Stamford are benefitting due to a variety of rescue efforts.

New Covenant Center 5K Fundraiser Raises Over $26,000

For the 10th year, residents of the Stamford community came together for the annual 5K Miles for a Mission Race to raise funds for the New Covenant Center. The race took place at St. Francis Episcopal Church off Long Ridge Road.

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