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Columbus House

Columbus House serves people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by providing shelter and housing and by fostering their personal growth and independence.

The first Saturday of every month, FPC prepares and serves an evening meal for the clients at the New Haven Shelter.

It only takes a couple hours to provide a warm welcome and meal for the people staying at the shelter.  A main meal plus salad and dessert is sufficient.   Invite your friends (church or otherwise) to join you.

Any questions, contact  Many thanks for supporting this important mission cause.

Columbus House Information


Minimum of 3+ people for serving. (adults, families, Youth/Adult Groups etc.). Children are welcome. (Perhaps those experienced could ask new members or families)

Meal Planning

Provide enough food to feed 75-80 people.

The meal should include:

  • a main dish, including a vegetarian entree for about 20
  • vegetable
  • green salad and dressing
  • bread(Columbus House will provide butter)
  • fruit and dessert.


Set up, serve meal, and enjoy helping the people of New Haven.

Clean up is done by guests. No DISHES to do!


If you wish, reimbursement is available through the Mission Committee (give receipts to Mission Committee Chair) OR can be tax deductible.

Columbus House Meal Suggestions

Casseroles – meat and meatless, Pastas – meat and meatless Soups (fresh with garden veggies), Sloppy Joes, Hams, Chicken – legs. breasts, Baked Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Potato Casserole, Corn, Peas, Green Beans, Mixed Vegetables, Tossed Salad, Fruit Salad, Cake Cupcakes, Cookies, Brownies, Cobblers, Pies, Custards, Fresh Fruit

Columbus House Basic Recipes

Location and Contact Information

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86 Ella T. Grasso Blvd,New Haven

Phone: (203) 773-9673



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