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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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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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Let the sun shine down on the Aston family as they save money, go green and do good! Thank you to the Astons of Fairfield for choosing to go solar through the Operation Hope/Trinity Solar fundraiser. $1,000 is going to make a big difference for our clients and they are saving money on their utility bill. Call 800-655-2500 or click here to sign up for a no-commit consultation! And simply for a consultation, Trinity will donate $100 to Operation Hope!

Valentine's Day is a day to honor and cherish those we love, and we love you. We wanted to express how grateful we are to be part of such a giving and caring community. Thank you for the kindness you show our neighbors in need every day.

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Brrrr, it's going to be cold the next few days ❄️❄️❄️ Governor Lamont has issued a Severe Cold Weather Protocol, in effect Friday, Feb 14, 12pm through Saturday, Feb 15, 12pm. If you or someone you know is in urgent need of a place to keep warm, find your nearest warming center here or by calling 2-1-1. Stay warm and safe!

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It's a new decade! What better time than now to fight for a better future by learning about simple lifestyle changes to reduce your carbon footprint! And, help support Operation Hope at the same time, ensuring we sustain our neighbors in need! Join us Wednesday, January 29, 6:30pm at First Church Congregational (148 Beach Road, Fairfield) for a Sustainable Living event, with representatives from Trinity Solar, the Sustainable Fairfield Task Force, the Sustainable Fairfield Youth Group, green living expert Mary Hogue and New England Smart Energy. No registration needed, just come on by!

Join us on Wednesday, January 29, 6:30pm at First Church Congregational to learn about sustainable living choices and how to help Operation Hope. Simple, small changes can result in a big difference in your carbon footprint as well as make a lasting impact on the environment. And if you're considering solar, take Trinity Solar for a spin! Trinity will be at the sustainable living event. For every initial consultation, Trinity Solar will give Operation Hope $100! Raise money to help improve our homes for our clients and save money on your home! Call 800-655-2500 to schedule an appointment, click here or meet with a rep at the event.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will forever hold a place in the hearts of millions of people around the world. While his messages focused on the immediate need for freedom from racism, discrimination and brutality toward African Americans, Dr. King also used his platform to shed light on global poverty, and the need for nations to come together to combat this epidemic. In Dr. King’s Nobel Peace Prize address in 1964 he says, “There is nothing new about poverty. What is new, however, is that we have the resources to get rid of it.” On this Day of Service, we ask for your help.

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Our Business Office and Food Pantry will be closed Monday, January 20 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Office will reopen Tuesday, January 21 and the Food Pantry will resume regular hours (10am-12pm) Wednesday, January 22. For any donations during this time, please drop off at our Community Kitchen at 50 Nichols Street at any time. For a meal on MLK, Jr Day, please contact us at 50 Nichols Street, at (203) 254-2935. The Community Kitchen serves lunch from 11:30am to 1:00pm and dinner from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.

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In honor of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, we thank the Fairfield Police Department, our "home" police department, as well as the other police departments in the towns we serve, for maintaining the safety of our community and for supporting our efforts to care for, house and feed our neighbors in need. It's not just today we show our appreciation for those who uphold an oath to protect and serve their communities, but every day.

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