Our business office and Food Pantry at 636 Old Post Road will be closed Monday, May 30, in honor of Memorial Day. The business office will resume regular hours on Tuesday, May 31 and the Food Pantry will resume regular hours Wednesday, June 1, 10am-12pm. Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!
Mother’s Day offers a very special opportunity to honor those who open so many doors in our lives. Mothers, mothers-in-law, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, daughters, fathers, sons, uncles, friends, neighbors and mentors all touch our lives in significant and lasting ways. When you shower your mom or the special person who plays that role in your life today, please think of the moms struggling in our community. We thank you for helping us provide the most basic of needs to the most vulnerable members of our community. In difficult and uncertain times, those in need, more than ever, depend on caring and compassionate people like you.
If you’re stocking up on your pantry basics, please take a moment to help our neighbors in need. Regular sized items (not bulk) appreciated. Drop off at our pantry M-F, 9am-5pm at 636 Old Post Road. Or simply shop our Amazon Wish List here and send the donation directly to us. And, monetary donations made here are always welcome so we can purchase exactly what we need for our clients. Thank you!
-CASH, CHECKS, GROCERY STORE GIFT CARDS
-Ensure & Boost
-Diapers (sizes 5 & 6)
-PullUps (sizes 4T/5T)
-Dried fruit & nuts
-Canned dog food
-Jello & pudding
-Canned mushrooms, artichokes & olives
We are honored to announce that M&T Charitable Foundation (formerly People’s United Community Foundation) recently awarded Operation Hope a grant of $8,500 for our Supportive Affordable Housing Program. A longtime supporter of Operation Hope’s mission, the Foundation has granted Operation Hope over $100,000 since 2009, serving as a cornerstone of our affordable housing program.
Our affordable housing provides clean and safe permanent rental housing for previously homeless families and individuals. The combination of affordable rent and support services helps our tenants to remain in housing and achieve their ongoing goals. This grant is incredibly important to our clients. Last year, here’s how our affordable housing program helped our neighbors in need:
- Our program housed 118 people, including 25 children
- 82 households have remained housed for 1 year or more
- 100% of clients that exited the program, did so into permanent housing destinations and didn’t fall back into homelessness
We currently operate 70 units of scattered site affordable housing throughout Fairfield. These safe and clean units are home to men, women and families who were previously homeless. An application process helps determine who can live and thrive in our units. Rent is affordable and housing is permanent, so successful tenants can stay as long as they want. Tenants also receive individualized support services on- and off-site from social workers and daily living skills coaches. Ultimately, our goal is to help empower our tenants in attaining self-reliance and stability in their day-to-day lives, and prevent future homelessness. For many, the combination of affordability and support is critical to their success in becoming independent, responsible members of our community.
M&T Charitable Foundation (formerly People’s United Community Foundation) awards grants to nonprofit organizations that align with their primary areas of focus and giving priorities of economic stability, employment, education, and housing. We are deeply grateful to People’s for its continued support of our housing program and the people we serve. People’s is helping our clients navigate these important moments so they can build their lives. Time and time again, People’s demonstrates its commitment to community. They are good neighbors to our neighbors in need 🙏🏡🙏
OFFICE & FOOD PANTRY
636 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
OFFICE & DONATION HOURS
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Monday, Wednesday & Friday:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
OUTREACH & COMMUNITY KITCHEN
50 Nichols Street
Fairfield, CT 06824
COMMUNITY KITCHEN HOURS
Meals served Monday - Friday:
Lunch: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Dinner: 5:30pm - 6:30pm