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Join us for a social distancing grocery gift card drive this Sunday, April 5, 10a-12p, Operation Hope, 636 Old Post Rd. Drive up and drop off! Gift cards to local grocery stores, any denomination, and non-perishable donations welcome to help our neighbors in need.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Food Pantry procedures have changed in order to keep our staff, clients and volunteers healthy and safe. We thank you for your patience as we adjust our procedures to focus on minimizing community exposure and flattening the curve of disease spread. Please continue reading to learn more.

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We just received these beautiful masks for our staff and volunteers! A group of volunteers, men and women from Fairfield County numbering almost 100(!), came together through word of mouth to donate, cut, sew and deliver mask materials and supplies to various orgs. We are so grateful for this anonymous donation which helps keep our frontline staff and volunteers safe and healthy.

Our Amazon Food Pantry Wish List makes it quick and easy for you to help feed and care for our neighbors in need! Thanks to generous donors Andrea Pecoriello, Jennifer Tomasulo, Luanne Silva, Samantha Gilhuly, Phoebe Musico, Laura Conover, Regina Moreno, Mark McDermott, the McDermott Family, Suzanne Olsen, Elizabeth Elrick, Kelly Downey, Kelly Sullivan and friends for these much needed items. Keep them coming, food and personal care items are flying off our shelves! Please take a minute and purchase a few items from our wish list; they'll be sent directly to our Food Pantry and given to our clients: bit.ly/oh-amazon-pantry-wish-list. Thank you!

In these unprecedented times we face together, we are reminded of how fortunate we are to be part of a caring and giving community. The health and safety of our staff, volunteers, family and neighbors is our top priority. Like you and many other businesses and nonprofits, we are taking steps to address Coronavirus (COVID-19). Operation Hope understands that in times of crisis, the community relies on us to help. Please continue reading to learn more.

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If you're stocking up on your pantry basics, please take a moment to help our neighbors in need stock their pantries. Drop off at our pantry M-F, 9am-5pm at 636 Old Post Road or simply shop our Amazon Wish List and send 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!

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED INDEFINITELY. Come one, come all! The Freemasons in Fairfield are hosting an all you can eat pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 14, 7am-12pm at the Fairfield Masonic Temple, 131 Beach Rd. $5 kids/$8 adults. Please share and bring friends and family! All proceeds benefit Operation Hope.

We love the Horne family! On an almost monthly basis, this Fairfield family makes bagged lunches for our clients to grab & go on the way to work. In February, the family made lunches with turkey and cheese sandwiches, clementines, cookies and seltzer. Thank you for ensuring our neighbors in need have something healthy and filling to eat for lunch, Horne family! And if you’d like to provide bagged lunches, please send Volunteer Program Manager Donna Schmidt an email at dschmidt@operationhopect.org. Thank you!

Happy Leap Day! It's an extra day to do something kind! If you can find it in your heart, we would love monetary donations for our food pantry so we can stock up on exactly what our clients need - and help them stock their pantries! Any amount helps, and no amount is too small. Take a leap of kindness! Donate here. Thank you!

Thank you for supporting Operation Hope in Fairfield County’s Giving Day 2020 24-hour online giving marathon. Your generous gift directly supports our clients – men, women and children – with food, housing and services at a time when they are struggling with basic life necessities and are at their most vulnerable. Because of you, we will be able to continue to help them get back on their feet and lead productive lives.