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On Saturday, June 20, Giuliana and Kaiden held a bottle and can drive at Luigi’s Restaurant to help raise money for Operation Hope. The girls raised $50! Every little bit helps. Thanks to Luigi's for allowing the girls to set up base camp in front of the restaurant, thanks to all donors and thanks to the Cavalli family! We are so grateful for the girls’ big hearts and desire to help our neighbors in need when they need it most.

Milk is a hot commodity! We are grateful to be able to offer fresh milk in our Food Pantry. This week’s milk was generously donated by Guida's Dairy and delivery was organized by Fairfield County, CT 4-H UConn. Thanks to both and especially to Nikki Kenney, First Church Congregational member and UConn 4-H volunteer, for helping feed our neighbors in need.

How fitting to share this wonderful story of a group of very giving 5th graders on the last day of instructional learning for Fairfield Public Schools elementary school students. Thanks to the Osborn Hill School 5th grade class for holding a social distancing food drive as its community class project. The class collected a ton of much-needed items for our Food Pantry. Thank you for helping care for our neighbors in need. We wish you and all students a happy end to the school year!

Thanks to Greens Farms Academy students and staff for holding a food drive to help feed our neighbors in need! We are especially grateful to our young friends who lend their helping hands and big hearts!

Our deepest thanks to the Staples High School Girls Swim and Dive team! They recently held a food drive for Operation Hope and collected non-perishables and grocery store gift cards to help feed and care for our neighbors in need. We are grateful to be part of such a thoughtful and giving community.

Happy National Volunteer Week! Operation Hope relies tremendously on our volunteers; they form the backbone of our ability to provide affordable housing, run our food pantry and offer services for our neighbors in need. Not just this week, but every day, we thank the countless people of all ages who lend their time, talent, voice and support to advance our mission to end hunger and end homelessness, helping people solve their crises and build stability in an environment in which compassion inspires dignity and hope.

For 14 years now, Fairfield teen Molly Meehan and with the help of her mother, Michele Meehan, when she was much younger, has been raising money to bring Easter "hoppiness" to the littlest clients of 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!

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.

We treasure our littlest volunteers! On an almost monthly basis, the Horne family of Fairfield makes bagged lunches for our clients to grab on the way to work. In January, the family made 25 lunches with turkey and cheese sandwiches, apples, granola bars and flavored seltzer. Plus, the kids included kindness notes in each bag. 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, send Volunteer Program Manager Donna Schmidt an email at dschmidt@operationhopect.org. Thank you!