Help Us End Hunger on World Food Day

Today is World Food Day. Please take a moment to share your gratitude for the food you eat and the people who produce it.

We believe that access to nutritious food is a basic human right and we are committed to working towards food security for all of our neighbors in need. To do this, we need your help. Please purchase non-perishables from our Amazon wish list here. Items will be sent directly to our Food Pantry. And even easier…donate directly to Operation Hope here. Thank you, together we can end hunger and build a world where everyone has enough to eat and can work and live in dignity

Amazon Donates When You Shop on Prime Day

It’s the final Amazon Prime Day of 2020! Today, when you shop on Amazon for your Prime Day deals, please use Amazon Smile here and select Operation Hope of Fairfield as your beneficiary. Amazon donates when you shop. Thank you and happy shopping!

The Beach Box Donates Portion of Sales to Operation Hope

What a fun way to show your spirit for our wonderful Town and our community! When you purchase from The Beach Box beginning Thursday, October 15, a portion of sales will be donated to Operation Hope. The Beach Box will have sweatshirts, zip-ups, hats (trucker + traditional) and long sleeved shirts for adults, youth + toddlers available for purchase via email at thebeachboxct@gmail.com only. Love where you live – and give! 

Thank You for Supporting Operation Hope’s Golf Outing!

On Monday, October 5, a group of enthusiastic supporters of Operation Hope came together at the stunning Country Club of Fairfield for Operation Hope’s annual Golf Outing to tee up to end hunger and end homelessness in our community. Webster Bank served as Title Sponsor, continuing its longstanding tradition of partnering with Operation Hope.

Our golf committee knocked it out of the park, or course, this year! Thank you for pulling together the event – Chairs Mark Scott and Ab Igram and committee members Meg Murray, Sharon Risley, Bob Moriarty, Alex Trembicki and Peter DiDomenico. Proceeds help us provide clinical support, housing affordability, food and hope for the future for those experiencing homelessness today.

Much appreciation to our returning Title Sponsor Webster Bank and sponsors Turner Construction Company, Hines, EC Scott Group, People’s United Bank, IPS, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Global Infrastructure Partners, Ivan Maisel & Meg Murray, Lindenmeyr Central and First County Bank. Also thanks to the raffle prize donors – so many wonderful prizes available, especially those very cool Tito’s Handmade Vodka golf bags. And many thanks to our staff and volunteers for their time and talents to make this event possible.

The event promised a day “filled with fundraising, fun and great golf” – and it delivered on all of that, and more. Visit the Facebook post here to see the photos from the day (courtesy of Fairfield HamletHub).

We are grateful to you as we rely on your support now, more than ever. Since the pandemic started, the demand for food has increased by 35%. Not only are we filling the needs of the regular families, elderly, disabled, but are now aiding the growing number of unemployed, right here in our own town. And it’s not just food you’re helping to provide. You are giving a vulnerable population the opportunity for positive and lasting change – and directly breaking the cycle of homelessness. Thank you – and we look forward to seeing you at next year’s Golf Outing!

Today’s A Great Day for Golf & Doing Good!

Today’s a great day for playing golf and doing good! We are excited to welcome all players to our SOLD OUT annual Golf Outing today at Country Club of Fairfield. Your participation makes a big difference in the lives of our neighbors in need. The event would not be possible without our generous sponsors and our many volunteers, and especially to returning Title Sponsor Webster Bank:

BIFTY Holds High Holiday Food Drive for Operation Hope

Recently Congregation B’Nai Israel’s BIFTY (B’nai Israel Federation of Temple Youth) youth group held its annual Yom Kippur food drive to benefit Operation Hope. On Yom Kippur, God is said to take a look at the deeds of the Jewish people and to seal each person’s fate in the “Book of Life.” More than anything, Yom Kippur is a day of seeking forgiveness and giving to charity. We are grateful for B’Nai Isreal’s clergy, BIFTY members and congregation for holding this dear to their hearts, giving back to help our neighbors most in need. Also, thank you to all donors and volunteers for their support.

Golf Outing is SOLD OUT!

We are excited to announce that our Annual Golf Outing on October 5 at Country Club of Fairfield is SOLD OUT! Our Annual Gala and Tag Sale were canceled this year due to the pandemic so we cannot tell you how much we appreciate our players and friends stepping up to support us. There’s still time left to sponsor a hole! Imagine your company name set against the beautiful backdrop of the Long Island Sound and Country Club of Fairfield’s course. Hole sponsorships are $250, please contact Paula Morthanos at pmorthanos@operationhopect.org to purchase.
Many thanks to returning TITLE SPONSOR Webster Bank, Lunch & Cocktail Sponsors AvalonBay CommunitiesEC Scott Group and People’s United Bank, and to Eagle Sponsor First County Bank.

L’Shana Tova

Happy Rosh Hashanah! Wishing all those observing a happy, safe, healthy and sweet new year, from our family to yours. 

Pantry Wish List on Amazon Makes It Easy to Help Neighbors in Need

Our Amazon Food Pantry Wish List makes it quick and easy for you to help feed and care for our neighbors in need AND maintain social distancing! In just minutes, click, donate and help someone in need: http://bit.ly/oh-amazon-pantry-wish-listAnd if our choices are out of stock or won’t come in for another month, feel free to choose other brands or similar items. Or even donate directly to us at http://bit.ly/oh-donate. Our gratitude to these recent generous donors: Deborah Cheevers, Thomas and Rose Fallon and anonymous friends. Help us stock our shelves to feed our neighbors in need in the coming weeks. Thank you from the bottom of our heart!

Meet Emma, One of Our In-Office Volunteers

Meet one of our in-office volunteers, Emma Hopkinson! Emma is a Fairfield Warde graduate and is a senior at George Washington University this year. Because she found herself with a little extra time on her hands due to distance learning this semester, she’s lending her helping hands to us, and for that, we are grateful 🙏🏽 She spent yesterday sorting through the mountains of school supplies generously donated during Saturday’s “Really Big” Food Drive. Thank you, Emma!

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

ADDRESS
636 Old Post Road

Fairfield CT 06824

HOURS

Main Office:
Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Summer hours: Main Office closes at 1:00pm on Fridays

FOOD PANTRY

Monday, Wednesday and Friday
10:00am to 12:00 noon
Thursday, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

OUTREACH & KITCHEN

ADDRESS
50 Nichols Street, Fairfield, CT

06824
Phone: (203) 254-2934

HOURS
Homeless Outreach: 4am-9pm

Community Kitchen:
lunch from 11:30am to 1:00pm
dinner from 5:30pm to 6:30pm