MLK, Jr. Day Closure

Our Business Office and Food Pantry will be closed Monday, January 17 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Office will reopen Tuesday, January 18 and the Food Pantry will resume regular hours (10am-12pm) Wednesday, January 19. Food donations will be accepted once the office reopens on Tuesday.
 
The Community Kitchen (50 Nichols St.) will be open January 18 and will serve lunch from 11:30am to 1:00pm and dinner from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. All are welcome.

Severe Cold Weather Alert & Warming Center Info

A severe cold weather alert has been activated by the Office of Governor Ned Lamont, in effect from noon today, January 10, until noon Wednesday, January 12. The reason for the activation is the arrival of intense arctic cold in Connecticut starting tonight resulting in temperatures in the single digits and wind chill factors below zero. If you or someone you know is in urgent need of a place to keep warm, find your nearest warming center by calling 2-1-1 or at https://uwc.211ct.org/get-help/warmingcenters/.

Help Stock Our Food Pantry in January

January is typically a low month for food pantry donations. If you’re stocking up on your pantry basics, please take a moment to help our neighbors in need. Regular sized items (not bulk) appreciated. Drop off at our pantry M-F, 9am-5pm at 636 Old Post Road. Or simply shop our Amazon Wish List here and send the donation directly to us. And, monetary donations made here are always welcome so we can purchase exactly what we need for our clients. Thank you!

-CASH, CHECKS, GROCERY STORE GIFT CARDS
-Ensure & Boost
-Almond & soy milks
-Juice (canned or bottled; no juice boxes)
-Pancake syrup
-Honey
-Coffee – instant & ground
-Hot cocoa mix & packets
-Flour, sugar & oil
-Mayonnaise & ketchup
-Salad dressing
-Dried fruits & nuts
-Canned stew & chili
-Size 5 & 6 diapers

Closed Today Due to Snow

It’s a snow day! ❄️ Our business office, Food Pantry and Community Kitchen are closed today due to the inclement weather. If you see someone out in this weather who looks like they need help, please call 2-1-1. Stay safe out there! ☃️❄️☃️

Seasons Greetings from Operation Hope

It is a time to reflect on all that has happened over the last year and count our blessings. We are grateful for the generosity from so many individuals, businesses and organizations in our community. Thank you for placing your faith in us, for sharing our hope and for your love of our shared belief that together, we can make a difference in the lives of our struggling neighbors.

From all of us at Operation Hope, we wish you and your families a very happy and healthy holiday season and a wonderful New Year!

Operation Hope Hopeful to Have A Home of Our Own

Operation Hope is looking ahead to finding and securing a location that can consolidate our programs into one facility. We are hopeful this funding will be awarded to help us move forward, but we know this will be a process in terms of identifying a property, raising additional funds and all that will go into preparing to move. Please read details here.
 
We are thankful to our Fairfield legislative delegation – State Senator Tony Hwang, State Representatives Cristin McCarthy VaheyLaura Devlin and Jennifer Leeper, as well as Governor Ned Lamont for their support.
 
The full cost of this initiative is not known at this time. Unlike the good fortune our colleagues in Bridgeport or Norwalk have experienced, it’s unlikely someone in Fairfield will donate a building to our organization So we will incur the expenses related to acquiring a property plus renovations and improvements. We are taking a conservative approach, keeping our clients’ needs in mind. Our goal is to stabilize our organization so it will be able to serve this community well into the future.
 
We look forward to working with the community over the next year or two to make this a reality so we can continue to serve our neighbors in need.

Girl Scout Annual Cookie Project A Sweet Success

Many thanks to Girl Scout Troop 30151 and friends for coordinating its annual cookie project to benefit Operation Hope’s food pantry clients! 🍪 Scouts Margaret Carroll, Anna Gedacht and Keira Randolph have been doing this cookie project for five years and this year, their collection exceeded expectations! They collected 167 DOZEN cookies! That’s 2,004 cookies! Plus too many to count mini candy canes and Hershey kisses went into the boxes. Many thanks to everyone to everyone who donated, baked and assembled the festive cookie boxes – Girl Scout sister troops and caring friends and neighbors! Huge thanks also to Jessica and Michele at AR Workshop Fairfield for giving the troop a place to put this all together! Once again, the cookie project was a sweet success, we appreciate you for treating our clients to some holiday cheer! ❤️🤍💚

Splash Gift Cards & Certificates Return 10% of Proceeds to Operation Hope

Looking for a last minute gift or stocking stuffer to suit anyone’s needs? Grab a gift card or gift certificate from Splash Car Wash and 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Operation Hope! Splash has always been a generous community partner, and we are grateful for them. Help us return the favor by purchasing a car wash from them for your favorite people – basically anyone who drives a car! 🚗 🧼💦

Sign Up Today to Win a $100 FTC Gift Card!

Here’s a neat gift idea! See if solar works for you and in the New Year, take control of your energy bills. Save a bit of money so you have more to spend on something else! And if you sign up for a no obligation consultation today by noon, you will be entered into the raffle for a $100 FTC gift card (courtesy of Fairfield Theatre Company). Sign up here before today at noon! 🌞🏡

Swing by Operation Hope’s Table at the Holiday Shop & Stroll

The holiday season is upon us! Join Operation Hope at the Town of Fairfield’s Annual Holiday Shop & Stroll on Thursday, December 9, 6-9pm at Sherman Green. Our friends from Trinity Solar will be on hand to offer a drawing for a $100 FTC gift card, courtesy of Fairfield Theatre Company. Simply sign up for a no-obligation consultation to see if solar works for you and be entered into the drawing. And if you sign up online here BEFORE the Shop & Stroll, you will receive two entries into the drawing. That’s two chances to score some tickets to an awesome show at FTC! It’s the perfect holiday gift!

In addition, we are collecting new winter hats, mittens and toothbrushes for our neighbors in need. Cash donations and grocery gift cards of any amount also welcome.

Be sure to find the perfect gift(s) at the many local shops participating in Shop & Stroll. Participating shops will stay open late and offer an assortment of hors d’oeuvres and seasonal refreshments. Entertainment, treats and an ice sculpting demonstration will all be featured on Sherman Green. 

 

 

OFFICE & FOOD PANTRY


636 Old Post Road

Fairfield, CT 06824
203-292-5588

OFFICE & DONATION HOURS

Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

PANTRY HOURS

Monday, Wednesday & Friday:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

OUTREACH & COMMUNITY KITCHEN

50 Nichols Street
Fairfield, CT
 06824
203-254-2934

COMMUNITY KITCHEN HOURS

Meals served Monday - Friday:
Lunch: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Dinner: 5:30pm - 6:30pm