New Covenant House of Hospitality will host its second annual food-related fundraiser, Harvest Table, on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Italian Center, 1620 Newfield Ave., Stamford.

The event will feature cooking demonstrations by local chefs and restaurateurs, a silent auction and a luncheon. The keynote speaker is chef Debra Ponzek, the owner of Greenwich-based Aux Delices and a cookbook author.

Proceeds benefit the New Covenant House of Hospitality, Stamford's only soup kitchen. New Covenant House provides three meals per day, year round, through its soup kitchen, food pantry and breakfast-to-go programs.

"The Harvest Table Luncheon is a great way for the community to celebrate the holiday season and share their abundance with those in need," said New Covenant House Director Brian Jenkins. "Proceeds from the luncheon will directly help to bring nutritious meals to all in lower Fairfield County who are hungry." In the last year, NCH provided more than 600,000 meals.

New Covenant House of Hospitality's food pantry program provides bagged groceries to individual families who need help making ends meet. The program also provides a nutritious meal to poor and disadvantaged children attending the Yerwood Center after-school program.

New Covenant House of Hospitality serves the Greater Stamford area, including New Canaan, Darien and Greenwich, and its guests include the homeless, working poor, elderly, mentally ill, and the disabled.

Luncheon tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Attendees are encouraged to donate one non-perishable food item to help stock the New Covenant House Food Pantry for the winter season.

Admission is $50 per person. For information or reservations, contact Program Coordinator Betsy Lopez at 203-964-8228 or visit

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