The Food Pantry housed at the North Haven Congregational Church is supported by the churches in town. The pantry is open to any resident in North Haven that asks for food. We distribute food Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 10:00am and 11:00am by appointment. People are eligible to come once every 30 days to pick up 2 bags of non-perishable food.
In addition to monthly food, the church’s in town distribute “Holiday Food Boxes” for Thanksgiving and Christmas. These “boxes” include a Turkey, fresh fruits and vegtables, dairy and all the makings for a holiday meal. We give out over 100 boxes each holiday.
This pantry is supported by monetary and food donations by those in the community. If you would like to make a donation you can drop a check off at the church, in the mail, or use the online giving tab at the top of the screen.
NHCC hosts this program sponsored by Columbus House of New Haven to help expand the beds to serve the homeless. Each year Columbus House identifies twelve homeless men to take part in the program and faith communities volunteer to house the men for one week from December 1st to March 31. The host church provides an evening meal, fellowship, and a place to sleep. Columbus House delivers the men at 6 pm and picks them up after breakfast at 6 am.
Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen
Once a month on Thursday a group of 6 to 9 volunteers go to the Center Church Parish House in New Haven to serve the dinner provided to the people who gather. There are usually 50 to 150 persons looking for a free meal. NHCC also provides funds for the food a couple times a year and food for the bag lunches that are distributed after supper. All are welcome to join in this activity, once or regularly. Call the Church Office to volunteer.
Covenant to Care
NHCC has signed a covenant between the Church and an organization of social workers for New Haven County to provide special items for the children and families they serve. Each year members of the congregation have organized to give Christmas presents as requested on the Angel Tree to about 30 children. At Easter, baskets are put together and during the summer backpacks are filled with school materials for the children. Opportunities to take part in these events will be announced in the Sunday bulletin and The Window.
Last Saturday in April
We are looking for volunteers to spend the day working on a house side by side with its owner to provide them with a safe place to live. We will need people with carpentry, electrical, plumbing skills and many people with strong backs. You will be rewarded many times over for the time you spend on this day. If you have any questions or can volunteer, please contact Priscilla Bradford Priscilla.email@example.com or John Tibor John.firstname.lastname@example.org