STAMFORD, CT — Members of the Filipino-American League of Connecticut, or FALCONN, are starting the year giving back to their local community by feeding the hungry and the homeless.
Dozens of homeless and low-income residents of Stamford, Connecticut dined at the new Covenant Café Soup Kitchen for a taste of Filipino cuisine.
Connecticut governor-elect Ned Lamont not only volunteered his time to feed the homeless on this Sunday.
He also lauded the contributions of the Filipino-American community in the “Constitution State.”
With more than 800 volunteers, the new Covenant Café is the biggest daily soup kitchen in Connecticut that serves more 600,000 meals annually.
“Groups like FALCONN, are the heart and soul of what we do at new covenant center, for our guests and clients. The beneficiaries are the people who most in need, the hungry and the homeless,” said New Covenant Center director John Gutman.
Organizers says it costs about a million dollars annually to run this facility and to provide these foods and services, and volunteers help keep the overhead costs down.
The governor is encouraging local residents to sign up and volunteer their time to help, donate food items or make monetary donations.
For volunteer opportunities and for more information on how to help, you may visit https://www.newcovenantcenter.org.