Bloomin’ 4 Good is back!

Thank you to Stop & Shop who has one again included the FSC in the Bloomin’ 4 Good fundraising program. During November, just visit the Stop & Shop located at 1135 Farmington Ave., Berlin or 44 Fenn Rd., Newington and purchase a Bloomin’ 4 Good bouquet and $1 will go to the Friendship Service Center to help us feed…

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Adopt-A-Family

At the Friendship Service Center, we serve homeless families and individuals in our shelter and transitional programs. We also serve individuals and families who were previously homeless in our supportive housing programs; all of them have very limited incomes.  The Adopt-A-Family program began to help families that were transitioning from shelter to their own apartments…

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Flights & Football 2022

Don’t miss this event. Flights & Football promises to be a lot of fun. Join us on Sunday, November 20th, from noon to 5 pm at Five Churches Brewing, 192 Arch St., New Britain to watch football, eat pizza and enjoy a terrific beverage. You get a pizza and beverage for JUST $20 and $10 comes back to…

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McDonalds Donation

Keith Santacroce, of the newly renovated New Brite Plaza McDonalds, presented FSC’s Executive Director, Caitlin Rose with a donation of $500 for programs. Mr. Santacroce was quoted by the New Britain Herald as saying, “My success is based on who I have,”  Mr. Santacroce, who is a regular donor to the FSC also restated his willingness to…

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Thank you Farmington Bank Community Foundation

The Friendship Center recently received a $12,500 grant from the Farmington Bank CommunityFoundation, which will help 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. Jillian Donaghy, Lead Chef said “We constantly need to…

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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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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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