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

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 […]

read more

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 […]

read more

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 […]

read more

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 […]

read more

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 […]

read more

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 […]

read more

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 […]

read more

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 […]

read more

Thomas Merton Center Highlighted on Channel 12 News

Recently, the Thomas Merton Center was visited by Frank Reccia of Channel 12 News. Channel 12 News featured The Thomas Merton Center and their efforts to help those in need during the COVID-19 crisis. You can watch the news clip in its entirety here.

read more

Thomas Merton Center Has Huge Holiday Impact

BRIDGEPORT—The Thomas Merton Center in Bridgeport had an extremely successful Thanksgiving holiday. According to Director Craig Adler the local soup kitchen and pantry was able to serve more people than ever thanks to donations from local donors, including one area teen. Fourteen year-old Jason Lambert of Trumbull organized his own food drive after being inspired by […]

read more