Featured Event

Homeless Persons' Memorial Day

December 21, the longest night of the year, is remembered annually as Homeless Persons' Memorial Day, a time when we remember the people who lost their lives while experiencing homelessness. 2021 Memorial Service is set for December 21 at 4pm in Central Park, New Britain CT (near Christmas tree) to remember and honor their lives. The annual event is also intended to raise awareness of homelessness. This is a community event and all are welcome to attend.

Upcoming Events

Connecticut Food Bank / Foodshare Walk Against Hunger

The Connecticut Food Bank / Foodshare Walk Against Hunger is the largest anti-hunger event of its kind in Connecticut.  This year the Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare have combined organizations and have organized the statewide event as a cooperative effort with local partners to raise funds and awareness. This year the Walk will take place…

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The Adopt-A-Family program began as a way to help families that were transitioning from shelter to their own apartment with Thanksgiving baskets and gifts for Christmas. For many years we have witnessed the smiles and joys that have filled the hearts of the families involved in our program thanks to the generosity of partners like…

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Hoops for the Homeless

Hoops for the Homeless is a three-on-three basketball tournament started in New Britain in 2013 to benefit homeless youth within the city. This event has been scheduled for the last Saturday in April. This year’s event was cancelled due to Covid, however, we are planning to be back in spring of 2022. Over the last…

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SOUPer Bowl

Friendship Center partners with the CCSU Ceramics Department and E.C. Goodwin Technical High School in an Empty Bowl Event to raise awareness of hunger and poverty in the community and elsewhere.  All the proceeds from this event go to our Community Soup Kitchen that feeds approximately 250 people daily. We named it “The SOUPer Bowl”…

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The Bloomin’ 4 Good Program

The Bloomin’ 4 Good Program is a brand new program from Stop & Shop to work to fight hunger across the communities it serves. This program provides a way for shoppers to give back with every floral bouquet sold. Every time a shopper purchases one of the $9.99 Bloomin’ 4 Good Bouquets with the red…

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