Donate to Help Fill our Pantry Shelves in April

If you’re stocking up on your pantry basics, please take a moment to help our neighbors in need. Our most pressing needs are cash, checks and grocery store gifts cards, which allow us to purchase fresh produce, dairy and meat for our clients.
 
Regular sized items (not bulk) appreciated. Drop off at our pantry M-F, 9am-4:30pm at 636 Old Post Road; there’s a drop off area to the left of the building. Please ring the bell and someone will greet you. Please do not leave donations unattended and when the office is closed. Monetary donations are always welcome so we can purchase exactly what we need for our clients, donate here. Or, feel free to purchase from our Amazon wish list here and your donation will be shipped directly to the pantry. Thank you!
 
– CASH, CHECKS, GROCERY STORE GIFT CARDS (to buy perishables)
– Crackers & cookies
– Microwave popcorn
– Pancake mix & syrup
– Peanut butter
– Jelly & honey
– Sugar
– Oil
– Flour
– Pasta sauce & tomato products
– Juice (not juice boxes)
– Nuts & dried fruit
– Cleaning products
– Paper towels
– Tissues

Happy Easter!

Sending sweet thoughts for a happy, hoppy Easter. May your Easter basket be filled with joy, happiness, and peace this season and always 🐰🐣

Happy Birthday to our Executive Director, Carla Miklos!

As we celebrate Women’s History Month and recognize how the world’s history has been shaped by the fearless women who have made significant advances in racial equality, civil rights, women’s suffrage, environmental change and beyond, we want to wish our own fearless leader, Executive Director Carla Miklos, a happy birthday! 🎉

Inspiring, caring and thoughtful, Carla tirelessly advocates for human rights for our neighbors in need ❤️ Our clients and all of us here at Operation Hope are extremely fortunate to have her at the helm and in our corner. Carla, we wish you joy and happiness as you take another turn around the sun ☀️🎂🌻

Easter Bags Delight Pantry Client Families

We recently received 30 adorable Easter gift bags through donations made to The Great Charity Valentine’s Day Project 🐣 This project funded Easter goodies for over 300 children this year. The bags we received will be given to families with children who are our Pantry clients. The bags are chock full of Goldfish, jelly beans, tattoos, an airplane kit, a chocolate bunny, a friendship bracelet, stickers, candy eggs, key chain sensory, silly putty, rabbit lollipop, chocolate dipped pretzel, and a pencil.
 
Thanks so much to Carole Canzoneri and her many volunteers and donors – in particular for this Easter project, Barbara Coords, Lin Mace Christie and Debbie Pinsker Goldstein. Adele Rubenstein Josovitz for her homemade chocolate dipped pretzels and adorable cutout rabbit tags and special thanks to our youngest volunteer Liam Voss along with his grandmother Carol Sullivan for filling Easter eggs. Special thanks to Judy Wentland Lello for purchasing friendship bracelets and filling them in plastic eggs and filling over 300 eggs with her granddaughter with candy and stickers. This project requires many hands but most importantly, it’s done from the heart. We are so grateful to this group for always keeping our littlest clients in heart and mind. Thank you for making them feel so special all year round! 💛🤍

Local Volunteer’s 50th Surprise Birthday Party Turns into Opportunity to Give

Local volunteer Erin Biggins’ family and friends wanted to celebrate her 50th birthday in a meaningful way that reflected her sense of kindness, giving and community. They organized a surprise birthday party, where breakfast items and cash donations of $5,000 were collected in honor of Erin to benefit Operation Hope.

From Megan Pritchard, one Erin’s close friends and organizers of the party,” Erin has done the Sherman School Thanksgiving drive with me since the beginning. She is always helping people in any and all ways that she can. She’s literally given the shirt off her back to help a person, and that’s not an exaggeration. Her family and I decided to throw a surprise 50th party for her and I knew that she would be so touched if her birthday, as well as being so fun, also gave back to the community.”
 
We are deeply grateful to Erin and Megan for all they do for Operation Hope through Sherman School, and to Erin’s family and friends for turning a very special occasion into an opportunity to give and help our neighbors in need. This is yet another example of friends in our community reaching out to help in incredible ways that are so easy, so simplistic, so strong, and make such an impact when they seem like such a minor thing.
 
Thank you, Erin, and we wish you the happiest new decade and another wonderful turn around the sun! 🥳
 
 

Happy International Women’s Month 💪

Although March 8 was International Women’s Day, we would like to recognize the efforts of all women in our community and around the world every day. Little things, big things and all the things in between. Here at Operation Hope, we believe women’s participation in society is essential.
 
Please help us celebrate the diversity, resiliency, determination, intellect and warmth of women and girls everywhere, and especially those who work, volunteer and fundraise tirelessly on behalf of our neighbors in need.
 
Happy International Women’s Month 💪

Happy Ramadan!

May this Ramadan bring joy, health and wealth to you and yours 💜

Donate to Help Fill our Pantry Shelves in March

If you’re stocking up on your pantry basics, please take a moment to help our neighbors in need. Our most pressing needs are cash, checks and grocery store gifts cards, which allow us to purchase fresh produce, dairy and meat for our clients.
 
Regular sized items (not bulk) appreciated. Drop off at our pantry M-F, 9am-4:30pm at 636 Old Post Road; there’s a drop off area to the left of the building. Please ring the bell and someone will greet you. Please do not leave donations unattended and when the office is closed. Monetary donations are always welcome so we can purchase exactly what we need for our clients, donate here. Or, feel free to purchase from our Amazon wish list here and your donation will be shipped directly to the pantry. Thank you!
 
– CASH, CHECKS, GROCERY STORE GIFT CARDS (to buy perishables)
– Pasta sauce
– Rice (brown & white)
– Pancake mix & syrup
– Dried fruit & nuts
– Sugar
– Oil
– Flour
– Cereal & oatmeal
– Juice (not juice boxes)
– Jelly & honey
– Ground coffee & tea
– Toilet paper
– Paper towels

OFFICE & FOOD PANTRY


636 Old Post Road

Fairfield, CT 06824
203-292-5588
[email protected]

OFFICE & DONATION HOURS

Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
(donations accepted until 4:30pm)
Please do not leave donations at the door when the office is closed.

PANTRY HOURS

  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday:
    10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Thursday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

OUTREACH & COMMUNITY KITCHEN

50 Nichols Street
Fairfield, CT
 06824
203-254-2935

COMMUNITY KITCHEN HOURS

Meals served Monday - Friday:

  • Lunch: 11:30am - 1:00pm
  • Dinner: 5:30pm - 6:30pm