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The Torrington Soup Kitchen in Trinity
Torrington homeless shelter Operation Overflow needs volunteers
Posted: 10/27/16, 12:51 PM EDT | Updated: on 10/27/2016
TORRINGTON. Torrington’s wintertime homeless shelter is in need of volunteers for the upcoming season beginning on Dec. 1.
Operation Overflow, a four-month shelter that rotates between four local churches throughout the winter, needs volunteers to stay with the homeless overnight. The shelter offers an alcohol and drug-free place to sleep during the cold nights. Operation Overflow rotates between Trinity Episcopal Church, Center Congregation Church, Northwest Hills Community Church and First United Methodist Church.
Operation Overflow is an organization run strictly by volunteers, which provides shelter to the homeless in Litchfield County during the cold winter months. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer is asked to contact Conrad Sienkiewicz at 860-482-6027. Volunteer training sessions will be held in November at Trinity Church.
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.
Jubilee Ministry Center - Outreach