This week’s “Hometown Hero,” profiled on the popular TV News12 Connecticut feature, is Sally Kelman of Stamford, a long-time volunteer at New Covenant Center and a member of Temple Sinai in Stamford.
Once again Sally and members of the Temple served Christmas meals at New Covenant House so that staff and other volunteers could be home with their families. They also are active volunteers throughout the year in the effort of NCC to serve the working poor and vulnerable. New Covenant Center (NCC) is a program of Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, Inc., 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.”
Annually, approximately 800 interfaith volunteers, either singly or as a group from various employers and organizations and places of worship provide invaluable assistance with every aspect of our operations: preparing and serving food, stocking and staffing the food pantry, fundraising, holiday appeals, strategic planning, and community outreach. In addition to providing 300 hot meals daily through its soup kitchen programs, NCC also provide groceries for 400 families through its Food Pantry, and helps guests build daily living skills with programs including life counseling job skills, and basic medical care.
New Covenant Center is open 365 days a year and recently moved into new and expanded quarters at 174 Richmond Hill Avenue.
For information contact
John Gutman, Executive Director at (203) 964-8228, ext. 401 or
Betsy Lopez, assistant director at (203) 964-8228, ext. 415.
Visit the website: www.ccfairfield.org