John Gutman, executive director of the New Covenant Center, the largest soup kitchen and food pantry in lower Fairfield County, will address the New Canaan Men’s Club in Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, Friday, Sept. 27, at 10:30 a.m. following the club’s 10 a.m. members-only weekly business meeting. Gutman’s talk, titled “More Than a Hunger Problem,” will explain that helping people to reach their full potential and regain their dignity and self-respect is the ultimate goal.
In October 1978, the New Covenant Center served its first meal from the basement of a little building at 66 West Main Street in Stamford, Connecticut. Today, it is open 365 days a year, providing three meals daily and serving 600,000 nutritious meals annually. Additional services such as personal hygiene, life coaching, job skills and medical services are also provided.