Today Is Hunger Action Day – Help Us End Hunger

Feeding America‘s Hunger Action Day is TODAY, September 23. If we all come together, we can end hunger. Help Operation Hope of Fairfield end hunger right here in our community. Here’s how you can help RIGHT NOW:
 
1. DONATE TO OUR FOOD PANTRY, purchase on Amazon & ship directly to us: http://bit.ly/oh-amazon-pantry-wish-list
 
2. MAKE A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION, $.90 of every dollar donated goes to feeding, housing and counseling our neighbors in need: http://bit.ly/oh-donate
 
Thank you for feeding our neighbors in need! 🙏🏽🧡🙏🏽

Food Insecurity in CT Higher this Year

According to CT Insider, “Food insecurity in Connecticut has increased in 2022, new survey data shows, amid a rise in inflation and the expiration of federal benefits such as last year’s enhanced child tax credit.”
 
We see this every day, with more and more people accessing our Food Pantry. Thank you for considering any of these ways to help our neighbors in need feed their families:
 
1. Donate and drop off at our “Really Big Food Drive” hosted by Neighbors Helping Neighbors – Fairfield & Southport this Saturday, Sept 24, 10am-1pm, Sherman Green. Most needed items: https://operationhopect.org/help-stock-shelves/
 
2. Shop our Amazon Pantry Wish list and send necessities directly to us: http://bit.ly/oh-pantry-wish-list
 
3. Make a monetary donation to give us the flexibility to purchase exactly what our clients need: http://bit.ly/oh-donate

There’s Still Time to Help Halfway Through Hunger Action Month

Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month is a 30-day event each September, where people just like you join together in the mission to end hunger. Help Operation Hope of Fairfield end hunger right here in our community. Our neighbors in need NEED YOU. Here’s how you can help:
  1. DONATE TO OUR FOOD PANTRY, purchase on Amazon & ship directly to us: http://bit.ly/oh-amazon-pantry-wish-list
  2. MAKE A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION, $.90 of every dollar donated goes to feeding, housing and counseling our neighbors in need: http://bit.ly/oh-donate
Thank you!

NAA Tax Credit Program Applications Due October 1

Applications are accepted beginning today through October 1, 2022 for the 2022 Connecticut Neighborhood Assistance Act (NAA), where funding will be used to purchase energy-efficient rehab and upgrades to our affordable housing units. Get a tax credit AND support Operation Hope! Companies that are C or S corporations paying taxes to the State of CT can receive a 60% state tax credit for their donation to Operation Hope. Companies must submit a brief application to the state between September 15 and October 1, 2022 and make a donation to Operation by December 31, 2022. Complete the application at bit.ly/oh-naa-2022.
 
Questions? Please contact us at [email protected]. Thank you!

Trinity Solar Adds Another Install and Generous Donation to Operation Hope

Thanks to community partner Trinity Solar, another happy homeowner will be saving money on their energy bills, going green AND supporting Operation Hope by going solar! This Westport resident will not only save money but they are making a big impact on the environment and Operation Hope will receive a check for $1,000 to help offset housing costs for some of our clients.

This installation brings our funds raised from Trinity Solar to $15,500. We are so close to our goal of raising $20,000! Help us exceed the goal by exploring if solar will work for you. Simply schedule your quick consultation here or call 800-655-2500 (be sure to mention Operation Hope). Thank you! ☀️

Enjoy the Sweet Sounds of CT’s Own Ukulele Band at Our Fall Food Drive

Join Neighbors Helping Neighbors for a fall food drive for Operation Hope! Swing by Sherman Green on Saturday, September 24, 10am-1pm to donate, drop off and do good! Special guest The CUkes, CT’s own ukulele band, will be strumming some sounds on the Green from 10:30am-12:30pm. 

Our most needed items to help our neighbors in need are: cash, grocery gift cards, canned fruit, chili, stew, Chef Boyardee, honey, jelly, ground coffee, hot chocolate, juice, juice boxes, clam chowder, vegetable soup, pancake mix, syrup, cookies, crackers,deodorant, soap, body wash, paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, napkins shampoo, conditioner and canned dog food. Thank you!

SASO Girls Runs Empty Bowls Fundraiser for Operation Hope

During a few days of the Fairfield Farmers Market in August, SASO Girls in Fairfield piggybacked off the national fundraiser, Empty Bowls, to support Operation Hope. Empty Bowls is a grassroots movement by artists and crafts people in cities and towns around the world to raise money for food related charities to care for and feed the hungry in their communities. SASO Girls created or painted beautiful bowls to sell to raise money for Operation Hope. 

SASO Girls is an organization which inspires and mobilizes girls and their mothers to provide service and leadership that positively impacts local communities. We are so grateful for this creative way from our community partner SASO Girls to help our neighbors in need. Empty Bowls Fill Souls!

A Day of Remembrance and Service

As we reflect on the 19th anniversary of 9/11, we pay tribute and honor the memory of the brave and loved ones lost that day, keeping them and their families in our hearts. We hold dear their struggles will not have been in vain, and maintain a sense of hope for the future. We will never forget.

As 9/11 has been federally recognized as the National Day of Service and Remembrance and is intended to transform this national day of tragedy into a day of doing good, it’s become the largest annual day of charitable service in the United States. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been challenging to do the hands-on volunteer work greatly appreciated by many service agencies. But we are heartened that ways to be physically involved are becoming more available. However, still today, service agencies are in most need of monetary donations. Please take a moment to support a cause close to your heart, and know that your donation makes a big difference.

Help Us End Hunger During Hunger Action Month

It’s Hunger Action Month! This month-long event each September is where people just like you join together in the mission to end hunger. Help Operation Hope of Fairfield end hunger right here in our community. Here’s how you can help RIGHT NOW:
 
1. DONATE TO OUR FOOD PANTRY, purchase on Amazon & ship directly to us: http://bit.ly/oh-amazon-pantry-wish-list
 
2. MAKE A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION, $.90 of every dollar donated goes to feeding, housing and counseling our neighbors in need: http://bit.ly/oh-donate
 
Thank you for feeding our neighbors in need! 🙏❤️🙏

In Need of Full-Size Paper Grocery Bags

We’re in need of full-size brown paper grocery bags to pack groceries and essentials for our Food Pantry clients. We’ll even take non-handled paper grocery bags and Target bags. Please drop off Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, 636 Old Post Road. Thank you for helping us feed and care for our neighbors in need!

OFFICE & FOOD PANTRY


636 Old Post Road

Fairfield, CT 06824
203-292-5588

OFFICE & DONATION HOURS

Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

PANTRY HOURS

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

OUTREACH & COMMUNITY KITCHEN

50 Nichols Street
Fairfield, CT
 06824
203-254-2934

COMMUNITY KITCHEN HOURS

Meals served Monday - Friday:

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