The Torrington Community Kitchen
Operation Overflow is an emergency shelter that opens its doors to the homeless on nights when the local shelter is full. Our mission is to provide those in need of a warm safe place to spend the night during the coldest months of winter.
Founded in the fall of 2003, the program seeks to ensure that all who wish a warm, safe place to shelter for the night have one available to them. Staffed entirely by volunteers, the program is hosted by local houses of faith, including Trinity.
Trinity not only hosts the program but was the founding movement behind it, continuing to assist and support as the programs grows and evolves year to year.
For more information, call the Parish Office at 860-482-6027.
Trinity maintains the long tradition of living out Christ’s mission in our community. In recognition of this fact, Trinity has been designated a Jubilee Ministry Center by the National Episcopal Church. The designation as a Jubilee Center is a national honor which recognizes efforts of the church in its outreach work in the community.
Even prior to the typhoid epidemic which struck Torrington in 1911, the Parish was known for its willingness to contribute to the community wherever it was needed.
We continue to live out Christ’s mission in our community. Christmas gifts for children and families without the means to provide them are given with joy. Backpacks are stuffed with school supplies, blessed and sent on their way. A “Ton of Food” (literally) is collected during Lent and donated to a local food bank.
Our buildings have been home to the Torrington Community Soup Kitchen since its inception in 1985. We are founding organizers of Operation Overflow, an emergency shelter for the homeless. The Susan B. Anthony Project was started within our walls. Trinity began the Torrington Community Garden as a jubilee project in 2000. We continue to welcome many 12-Step program meetings within our walls.
Trinity Episcopal Church 220 Prospect Street, Torrington, CT 06790 Phone 860.482.6027 Email Trinity.Parish.House@snet.net
“We are committed to providing a nutritious meal to any individual who, for whatever reason, is unable to provide a proper meal for himself or herself.”
Founded in 1983, the Soup Kitchen, as it is commonly known, has served hundreds of thousands of meals since its inception. The organization receives no federal, state or municipal support, relying on donations, fundraisers and volunteers.
Though the Soup Kitchen’s primary mission remains that stated above, it has become a touchstone and starting place for thousands as they seek programs and assistance to change their lives for the better.
Trinity has been proud to partner with the Community Kitchen since its beginning.