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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!

Meet News 12 Connecticut's Hometown Hero Dawn Papp Hiltz! Co-chair of our REALLY BIG Tag Sale for the 5th year, Dawn is key in ensuring the success of our largest annual community-wide event! Dawn, thank you for your cheerful, dedicated and tireless efforts! We are lucky to have you by our side, helping us advance our efforts to end hunger and homelessness here in our community. It takes a village! We are deeply grateful for the hundreds of volunteers who make the Tag Sale happen! Watch the video HERE!

Get ready to hunt for some treasures and bargains! Our 30th annual REALLY BIG Tag Sale is this Saturday (9-4) & Sunday (12-4) at First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Road. Furniture (stock those dorm rooms and apartments!), sports gear, toys, games, household items, jewelry, table linens, holiday decor, art and more! $1 entry fee. Early bird special Saturday! For just $10 from 8-9am, shop before the sale opens to the public! Shop to your heart’s content and help us house, feed and care for our neighbors in need.

Thank you to First Selectman Mike Tetreau and the Town of Fairfield, CT for proclaiming August 17 & 18 as "Operation Hope Tag Sale Days" in honor of the Tag Sale's 30th anniversary!