FULL SIZE GROCERY BAGS NEEDED!

FULL SIZE BROWN PAPER GROCERY BAGS NEEDED! Trader Joe’s bags are preferred but grocery paper bags without handles are also welcome (such as those from Stop & Shop). Our staff and volunteers are prepackaging paper bags of groceries for our Food Pantry clients to pick up curbside. Please drop off at 636 Old Post Rd, M-F, 9am-5pm (note: Office closes at 1pm Fridays through September 11) or, drop off at the food drive this Saturday, July 11, at Berkshire Hathaway (1583 Post Rd, Fairfield), 10am-12pm. Thank you!

Bottle & Can Drive to Help Operation Hope

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.

SOCIAL DISTANCING FOOD DRIVE THIS WEEKEND

DRIVE BY, DONATE and DO GOOD! No contact, all volunteers and staff will be wearing masks and gloves. Or feel free to purchase off our Amazon Wish List here or donate cash so we can buy exactly what our clients need here. THANK YOU!

OFFICE & FOOD PANTRY CLOSED FOR 4TH OF JULY

A heads up with the 4th of July holiday this weekend! Our business office will be closed today, July 3 and will reopen Monday, July 6, 9am. The Food Pantry will be closed today and will reopen for regular hours on Monday, July 6, 10am-12pm. Food donations will be accepted once reopened on July 6. Summer hours run now through September 11, where the business office will close at 1pm on Fridays. Thank you!

UCONN 4H & GUIDA’S DAIRY PARTNER TO PROVIDE MILK FOR OPERATION HOPE

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.

SHERMAN SCHOOL PTA PARTNERS WITH LUNA AZZURRA TO FEED NEIGHBORS IN NEED

Despite opening right before the COVID 19 pandemic, Luna Azzurra has quickly become a local favorite. Delicious food, generous portions and family meals make this newcomer welcome to Fairfield’s restaurant scene. Thanks so much to Sherman School Elementary School’s PTA for organizing a meal this week for our Community Kitchen guests and to Luna Azzurra for generously donating the entire meal to feed 50. Thank you to the Sherman PTA for your continued support and to Luna Azzurra for feeding our neighbors in need.

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

We wish a wonderful day of blessings to all fathers here and beyond, and to the people who may not be fathers but serve as role models, cheerleaders, surrogate parents and more to those they love. Happy Father’s Day!

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CARLA MIKLOS SPEAKS ON HOUSING STABILITY DURING THE PANDEMIC

“Give me a place to stand and I can move the world” – on a sign we displayed in our shelter. These words ring true even more now during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to the Partnership for Strong Communities for featuring our fearless Executive Director, Carla Miklos, on its blog here, giving her the opportunity to speak about creating and maintaining housing stability for the most vulnerable population, the homeless.

SECURING SAFE FOOD DONATES SWEET TREATS & SNACKS TO PANTRY

Thanks to Rachel from Securing Safe Food for donating dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free and nut-free cookies and dairy and egg free pretzels to our Food Pantry! People’s dietary needs are vast so we appreciate being able to offer allergy-friendly and gluten-free options to our clients when possible. Thank you for helping feed our neighbors in need!

OHS 5TH GRADE CLASS HELPS 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!