Featured on News 12: Thomas Merton Center hosts Thanksgiving meal for 100 people

The Thomas Merton Center held its Thanksgiving meal Wednesday and served more than 100 people in need. Michael Reese, of Bridgeport, has fallen on hard times, but still says he has a lot to be grateful for. “Today was absolutely a traditional Thanksgiving,” Reese said. “I’m full, need to unbutton my belt.” He says he’s […]

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Safety Marking Inc. celebrates 23 years of partnership with the Thomas Merton Center

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. , Nov. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — To commemorate twenty-three years of lasting partnership, Mark Kelly was honored with a Plaque of Gratitude by the Thomas Merton Center for his contributions in giving back to the local community of Bridgeport, CT. This recognition is a testament to Mark Kelly’s commitment and dedication to […]

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The Thomas Merton Center Event Raises Money to meet the needs of the hungry in Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT – The Thomas Merton Center recently wrapped up its spring virtual fundraiser – A Day in the Life of The Thomas Merton Center. Over $310,000 was raised with money still coming in. This event was in lieu of the center’s usual in-person Celebrity Breakfast but still brought out the Celebrities. Hosted by Bridgeport native […]

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Family of Bridgeport man who died of cancer raises money in his memory for Merton Center

A Bridgeport family who recently lost their loved one to cancer is asking for the public’s help finishing a job he started. The Thomas Merton Center in Bridgeport feeds thousands of people every month. During the pandemic, city officials say it performed the vital function of keeping many families from going hungry. Anthony Mobilio, who […]

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Family of Shelton man helping Merton Center in his memory

SHELTON — The family of a Shelton man who died earlier this year is raising money in his memory to help a Bridgeport-based operation that helps feed the hungry. Anthony Mobilio, a Shelton resident for more than 25 years, spent much of his working career in the heating industry, which is why his family felt […]

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2020 Friendsgiving is a HUGE Success! Watch the Videos Now!

Thank you to everyone who supported the 2020 Friendsgiving event. With your help, $132,285 was raised to help support the Thomas Merton Center’s mission to feed the hungry in Bridgeport. This far surpassed our initial goal of $100,000. If you unfortunately missed the event, you can watch the video below. We have shared the event […]

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Catholic Charities of Fairfield County Joins with Bank of America to Launch Innovative Restaurant Partnership in Stamford and Bridgeport

Support Provides Double The Impact: Meals Purchased from Locally-Owned Restaurants Served to Those In Need at New Covenant Center and Thomas Merton Centers Fairfield, Connecticut – September 7, 2020 – Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, the largest private social service provider in the state of Connecticut, received a grant from Bank of America to create […]

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St. Catherine Of Siena Collects Donations To Support Three Area Food Banks

TRUMBULL—On a picture-perfect spring morning, an enthusiastic crew of volunteers from the Parish of St. Catherine of Siena wearing face masks and gloves welcomed more than 150 cars to a contact-free Drive Through Food Drive to support the Trumbull Food Pantry, Blessed Sacrament Parish in Bridgeport, and the Thomas Merton Center in Bridgeport, all of which are experiencing extraordinary need right now.  Through […]

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Thomas Merton Center Receives Award from SHU

Bridgeport – On Monday, March 30, 2020, The Thomas Merton Center was informed that due to the program’s collaboration with Sacred Heart University’s College of Health Professions, the program had been selected to receive the College of Health Professions 2020 Community Partner Award in recognition of contributions to the college.  The organization was nominated for […]

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Catholic Charities Resources Stressed As Crisis Grows

BRIDGEPORT—The demand for food resources at Catholic Charities of Fairfield County has increased 50 percent in recent weeks and may double because of the COVID-19 crisis, according to Executive Director Michael Donoghue. The three soup kitchens that serve the county have seen a significant rise in demand as more people turn to them at a time […]

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