Sunday, November 10, 2013

Support the New Covenant House - Stamford CT's Soup Kitchen

Economic hardship does not discriminate. It hits hard in all communities. 

As we head into the holiday season, and this month of giving thanks, it is so important to remember to support those less fortunate than ourselves. Although my own little household has also been hit fairly hard financially, and we find ourselves cutting back on non-essentials, we're still thankful and fortunate for the blessings we do have: a roof over our heads, nutritious food on the table, relatively good health, and of course, our spiritually rich friendships, family, and relationships.  

We are truly blessed in that department, and try to help and give back whenever we can.That's why, when I heard about the New Covenant House Harvest Table Fundraiser this month, I quickly responded YES!

New Covenant House (NCH) is Stamford’s only soup kitchen, providing meals seven days a week to qualified residents who are no longer able to feed themselves or their families. NCH also maintains a food pantry, working closely with local  food banks, care providers, meal delivery and churches.

Several times a year the organization holds fundraisers to help offset the cost of the 700,000+ meals they serve a year.  This year, their 3rd Annual Harvest Table Event was held at The Italian Center, 1620 Newfield Ave., Stamford, CT. 

In addition to the money used to support their meal program, they are seeking funds to move to a nearby location, larger in size, to accommodate their growing needs.

In addition to the ticket admission, attendees were asked to donate non-perishable items. Here's a sample of the donated items that were collected  before the event even started! 

Non-Perishable Donations

A great turnout of over 240 attendees was on hand to bid on the silent auction featuring 325+ wonderful items and experiences that were donated.
Over 300 Items for a Silent Auction

In addition, there was much support from the Harvest Table Sponsors and the many Market Place Demonstrators.
(L) Marna's Organic Baby Food from Garden Fresh Baby
(R) Kale Salda and Kale Smoothie from LaRocca's Family Market

Clockwise from Left
Cafe Oo-la-la , Maple Bourbon Treats from  Sweet Treasures, Holistic Teas from Sabita Teas

Pottery Barn

Margaret Sapir and the artisan breads from Wave Hill Breads

Irene Theriot's treats from Befores to Afters
Who needs an entree when you can have such delicious appetizers and desserts!

Ann Robertson from Dirt Floral
Welcoming Remarks

Women Entrepreneurs Panel Discussion by
The women behind Moo Chocolate and Red Bee Honey.
Moderated by Linda from The New England Culinary Group

New Covenant House's mission is: “to provide a nutritious meal to all those who are hungry. 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.”

Won't you take a minute today to help this wonderful organization?

90 Fairfield Avenue 
PO Box 10883 
Stamford, CT 06904

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