Thank you, Farmington Bank Community Foundation!

The Friendship Center recently received a $12,500 grant from the Farmington Bank Community Foundation, which will help us to continue feeding community members at the Tomasso Community Kitchen.  The funds will go towards the ever-increasing food costs as well as small kitchen items that assist with food preparation. We constantly need to repair coffee carafes, blenders…

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Grips and Sips Mini Golf!

Thank you to everyone who bought tickets and golfed with us A big shout out to our sponsors, without whom this wouldn’t have happened. They truly believe in Love Made Visible. With their help, the Friendship Service Center will be able to continue our work of feeding the hungry and sheltering the homeless. Nutmeg IT…

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Little Red Grille Fundraiser!

On Thursday, September 8, 2022, from 11:30 am – 8:00 pm, the Little Red Grille in Plainville will donate 20% of all FSC-related proceeds to the Friendship Service Center to help us continue our work of preventing homelessness.  They offer a diverse menu, including burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches & wraps, as well as lobster rolls,…

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Bloomin’ 4 Good Benefits FSC Until August 31!

Flowers can always make someone’s day. Now you can make OUR day by purchasing a Bloomin’ 4 Good bouquet at Stop & Shop, 44 Fenn Road in Newington. For every bouquet purchased during August, the Friendship Service Center’s Community Kitchen will receive $1! Stop & Shop has offered this campaign in the past and FSC…

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Pints and Paczki’s Fundraising Event

We are excited to announce Pints and Paczki’s as a first of its kind fundraiser! On June 3rd, we welcome you to 5 Churches Brewery in New Britain to support our upcoming Hope Connection Center. This drop-in day center will be opening in mid-July and will offer the following services to any of our community…

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2022 Connecticut Foodshare Walk Against Hunger

The Connecticut Food Bank / Foodshare Walk Against Hunger is the largest anti-hunger event of its kind in Connecticut, and one of the largest fundraisers for us at the Friendship Center! All of the funds that we raise will directly benefit our Tomasso Community Kitchen. The Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare have combined organizations and…

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Adopt-A-Family

The Adopt-A-Family program began as a way to help families that were transitioning from shelter to their own apartment with Thanksgiving baskets and gifts for Christmas. For many years we have witnessed the smiles and joys that have filled the hearts of the families involved in our program thanks to the generosity of partners like…

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Hoops for the Homeless

Hoops for the Homeless is a three-on-three basketball tournament started in New Britain in 2013 to benefit homeless youth within the city. This event has been scheduled for the last Saturday in April. This year’s event was cancelled due to Covid, however, we are planning to be back in spring of 2022. Over the last…

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SOUPer Bowl

Friendship Center partners with the CCSU Ceramics Department and E.C. Goodwin Technical High School in an Empty Bowl Event to raise awareness of hunger and poverty in the community and elsewhere.  All the proceeds from this event go to our Community Soup Kitchen that feeds approximately 250 people daily. We named it “The SOUPer Bowl”…

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