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Meet Jennifer, Anthony and Charo!

STAMFORD– Meet Jennifer, Anthony and Charo. They’ll change your understanding of people who rely on a soup kitchen for food and other services.

As families throughout the area prepare for their Thanksgiving gatherings, this powerful five-minute “Welcome to New Covenant Center” video gives insight into the struggles of the homeless and vulnerable along with the great generosity of those who work to serve them.

The video was produced for New Covenant Center by Very Nice Industries, a full-service visual communications company located in Weston, CT. Their team of experienced, creative professionals are dedicated to bringing stories to life through video. In addition to corporate clients, they have taken on projects and causes that benefit the community.

Many guests who depend on NCC for food are working two jobs and can’t make ends meet. Others suffer from mental health issues and face additional barriers to living independently. At New Covenant Center they find the support to regain their dignity and control over their lives.

John Gutman, Executive Director, says the center serves well over 600,000 meals a year and also helps guests through life coaching, job skills training, a computer lab, immigration services and basic living needs such as haircuts and showers.

New Covenant Center is a program of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Bridgeport. It opened in 1978 as a soup kitchen to help the neediest in greater Stamford meet the most basic need for food in a dignified and respectful environment.

Over the last 40 years, it has evolved into one of the largest soup kitchens in Connecticut. It is open 365 days per year, providing three meals daily. It now operates one of the largest food pantries in the state and the largest in Stamford.

New Covenant Center is located at 174 Richmond Hill Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902. Phone: (203) 964-8228. It is open Monday-Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Online at: http://www.newcovenantcenter.org/