As a community organization founded over 30 years ago on tolerance, acceptance and love, we cannot sit by silently as we watch recent events unfold. We work every day to make the world a more just and equitable place for all people, and we will continue to do so, being here for our neighbors in need when they are at their most vulnerable.

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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 as we are putting together bags for clients to pick up curbside. Drop off at our pantry M-F, 9am-5pm at 636 Old Post Road. Or simply shop our Amazon Wish List and send the donation directly to us at bit.ly/oh-amazon-pantry-wish-list. And, monetary donations are always welcome so we can purchase exactly what we need for our clients, click here to donate. Thank you!

The sun is out and it's a beautiful day! It might be the perfect time to explore solar if you've been considering more affordable options and want to save on electricity. We've partnered with Trinity Solar on a program that's a WIN-WIN-WIN!

Many thanks to the Fairfield YMCA for hosting a drive to help our neighbors in need THIS FRIDAY, MAY 15, 10am-1pm in their parking lot at 841 Old Post Rd! Help fill a Y Bus to stock our food pantry! Drop off and social distancing practices followed. Below is our wish list so we can best help feed and care for our clients. THANK YOU!

Raise money, save money! Operation Hope has partnered with Trinity Solar, offering a way for many to control their monthly utility bill while helping our community's most vulnerable residents with their housing needs. Sign up for solar in the month of May and receive a check for $1,500 when your install is complete. And Trinity is generously contributing $1,500 to Operation Hope for every install. Continue reading for details.

Fairfield's Community Emergency Response Team's (CERT) mission is to assist local emergency management agencies in disaster, crisis and emergency response and to promote safety education, emergency and disaster preparedness in the community. The team is a group of volunteers who have completed the CERT Basic Training Course of over 20 hours. Recently, we have come to rely tremendously on CERT. CERT has really stepped up and is happy to do anything that needs to be done. Besides running our pantry outside so clients can safely pick up curbside, they also sort and they check in all the food that’s donated through the weekly drives. And they are not at all afraid of the ever-changing weather! Thank you, CERT, we are deeply grateful for your helping hands, especially during these uncertain times

Mother’s Day offers a very special opportunity to honor those who open so many doors in our lives.

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Milk is a hot commodity! We are grateful to be able to offer fresh milk in our Food Pantry. This week's milk delivery was generously coordinated through Operation Community Impact, which has two primary goals: to address community food insecurity issues and to reduce the amount of surplus milk that is being discarded due to the COVID-19 crisis. Guida's Dairy donated the milk and the delivery was organized by the Fairfield County UConn 4-H Club. 4-H volunteers showed up to deliver almost 2000 half gallons of milk to food pantries in our area, including Operation Hope. Many thanks to Guida Dairy, to Gulf Shrimp, Co. and to the 4-H volunteers, especially to Nikki Kenney, First Church Congregational member and UConn 4-H volunteer for helping feed our neighbors in need.

Looking for delicious lunch or dinner options? Order from one of these local restaurants through May 15 and for every $30, they will donate a meal to Operation Hope. Mention this promo when placing your order! Feed your family and feed our neighbors in need. Plus, you’ll be supporting local. Thanks to Yalla Organic Hummus & Grill, Craft 260, Luigi's Restaurant, Bonda Restaurant and MAIONE'S BRICK OVEN PIZZA - and to YOU! - for feeding our neighbors in need.

Many thanks to the Black Rock Church community for hosting a 2-day drive to care for our neighbors in need. May 2 & 3, 12pm-3pm. All donations made will support those served by Operation Hope of Fairfield and Bridgeport Rescue Mission. We're #inthistogether!