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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Tool Drive!

To ensure that our properties are well maintained, the Friendship Service Center relies on an assortment of tools and supplies. Items can be new or gently used. Do you have any tools to donate or have questions? Contact Joe Waite, our director of facilities, at jwaite@fsc-ct.org. Thanks so much for your donation – big or…

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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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Local Couponer Spreads Awareness of FSC

“When you learn, teach. When you get, give.”- Maya Angelou Sarah Campbell, a coupon enthusiast who has been donating to The Friendship Center to help those in need, makes a difference and spreads awareness to the meaning of giving back. Her father has been her inspiration that started her on her journey in couponing and generosity.…

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New Britain Donates $81,000 for new Day Center

The city of New Britain presented the Friendship Service Center with a check to support the new Day Center that is currently underway. The $81,000 check will be used for “the build-out of a new homeless individuals’ day center on Arch Street,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. The space will be completed in July and will…

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Client Success Story: March 2022

“Do not give up; the beginning is always the hardest part.” – Anonymous In July of 2021, SOAR Program Coordinator Eileen Ayala received a call from a distressed mother of a 51 year old female. She explained that her daughter was at risk for homelessness, and that she had to move out of her apartment. …

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