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.

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.

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!

Hunger doesn't take a break for Presidents' Day. If you're out grocery shopping this holiday weekend (or away and have access to ordering on Amazon), please take a moment to help us feed and care for our neighbors in need. 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. Thank you!

Cooking to build a community of love! It’s wonderful to see some of our younger helpers making the world a better place. Our most heartfelt thanks to the Levin and Kuhr families of Fairfield for making 48 gift bags of baked treats and 28 chocolate puddings to sweeten the day for some of our neighbors in need. Even the smallest of actions can make a big difference in someone’s day.

Last weekend's Taste of Fairfield WinterFest was a great way to beat the winter blues! Our deepest thanks to Fairfield Magazine / TownVibe for making Operation Hope its charity partner of the event!

This year is the 30th anniversary of the Souper Bowl of Caring, and once again, Assumption Church has generously made us one of its beneficiaries. Stop by Assumption Church (545 Stratfield Road, Fairfield) and drop off non-perishable donations: -Saturday, February 1, 3-5pm -Sunday, February 2, 8am-1pm

Hope for the Holidays, Operation Hope's annual volunteer-run program where local organizations, schools, families and individuals "adopt" families and individuals which we serve, is a wrap for 2019! We are in awe and deeply appreciative of this year's tremendous response from the community. 102 "sponsors" and gift purchasers adopted 43 families and 68 adult individuals, showering them with holiday gifts, clothing, basic necessities and gift cards based on "wish lists."

"A project of miracles." Our 30th annual REALLY BIG Tag Sale was a labor of love, with help of over 200 volunteers, including church members, Scouts and community members from various groups. Things these days tend not to have much longevity, but the Tag Sale, in its 30th year, and offering the opportunity to give new life to much-beloved items, prove that some things last. Thank you to all who made our 30th Tag Sale a huge success, ensuring we can continue to house, feed and care for our neighbors in need. Thanks to the Fairfield Citizen for the coverage!

As we come up for air from the weekend’s 30th annual “REALLY BIG” Tag Sale, we wanted to give a “HUGE” shoutout to our many volunteers, staff, donors, vendors and shoppers! Undertaking and supporting the Tag Sale is a massive community-wide endeavor, and our most heartfelt thanks goes to ALL of YOU! Because of YOU, we can continue housing, feeding and caring for our neighbors in need!