Kiran Rajan, a 7th grader at Fairfield Woods Middle School, recently read Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” in health class. To encourage communication, organization, and self-management skills, the students had to initiate, plan, and carry out a community service project of their choosing. Kiran thought about how fortunate she is to never have to know what it feels like to go hungry or not have a roof over her head. She decided to organize a bake sale to raise funds for Operation Hope. Kiran planned the menu, shopped and baked with her mom, had her dad help set up and enlisted her sister and a friend to help sell the baked goods outside Snappy Gator, a store in Fairfield Center. Kiran learned how to communicate the work Operation Hope does to end hunger and homeless for those in need in our community and how to ask for donations (not an easy task!). She raised $613, which she presented to Pantry Manager Heather Woelk and Pantry volunteer Kathleen McNamara. We are grateful to students like Kiran for taking the initiative to care for and feed our neighbors in need. Thank you, Kiran, and also to your friends and family who supported you in this endeavor!
Today, and every day, we honor our country’s Veterans, who serve in the most selfless of ways to protect our freedoms
Here at home, we are proud that our state, Connecticut, continues to lead the country in curbing Veterans’ homelessness. If you or someone you know is having difficulty getting the Veterans’ services they need, please contact Senator Chris Murphy’s office or visit https://www.murphy.senate.gov/issues/veterans.
Please note our business office, Food Pantry and Community Kitchen are closed today.
Our office and Food Pantry will be closed on Friday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day. Regular business hours (including donation drop offs) and pantry hours resume Monday, November 14. Thank you.
Congratulations to the Wilson family of Fairfield for winning the Fairfield Parks and Recreation Halloween House Decorating Contest! The Wilson family transformed their home into Henry Hollow, a spooky fun-fest for Halloween And they also collected donations for Operation Hope. What a fun way to help our neighbors in need! Thank you, Wilson family, and to all your donors!
Thank you to McKinley Elementary School for its donation of lots of socks 5th grader and Student Council member Mira dropped off the donation today. We appreciate the McKinley community helping keep our clients’ toes cozy this winter
Recently, the Fairfield Early Childhood Center (ECC) held its “Colors for Caring” food drive to benefit Operation Hope. Colors for Caring is the ECC’s collection/donation drive that they do every other month. The staff and children all wear a color on the same day and the children are asked to put their donation (such as a can of food) on the table to practice giving back to others in need in the community. The drive was held across the district PreK programming located at Warde and Stratfield schools. The ECC program provides services to Fairfield students with delays and disabilities as well as preschool experiences for typical peers ages 3 to kindergarten. The ECC feels one is never too young to care, and believes in giving back to the community and helping those in need.
Thank you to the ECC community for feeding and caring for our neighbors in need. We are grateful for these lessons being taught early in life and love our littlest helpers. One day, we look forward to them becoming some of our biggest helpers!
Help us stock our Food Pantry to help our neighbors in need. Our most pressing needs are cash, checks and grocery store gifts cards, which allow us to purchase fresh produce, dairy and meat for our clients. Regular sized items (not bulk) appreciated. Drop off at our pantry M-F, 9am-5pm at 636 Old Post Road; there’s a drop off area to the left of the building. Or simply shop our Amazon Wish List and send the donation directly to us at http://bit.ly/oh-pantry-wish-list. And, monetary donations are always welcome so we can purchase exactly what we need for our clients: http://bit.ly/oh-donate. Thank you!
– CASH, CHECKS, GROCERY STORE GIFT CARDS (to buy perishables)
– Ensure & Boost
– Canned chicken & other canned meats
– Dried potatoes
– Canned fruit
– Adult diapers
– Shaving supplies
– Soap & body wash
– Paper towels & toilet paper
– Peanut butter
– Jelly, jam & honey
– Pasta sauce (preferably in plastic containers)
– Tomato products (diced, crushed, paste, etc)
– Coffee & hot chocolate
– Pancake mix & syrup
– Oatmeal & cereal
Fleet Feet Westport will be collecting non-perishables for Operation Hope on Saturday, November 12, 8am-6pm. Check out the newest sneakers while dropping off some items for our Food Pantry. Click here to see what’s most needed in our Food Pantry. Thanks to Fleet Feet for helping our neighbors in need!
Operation Hope wishes you a “bootiful” and spooky Halloween! Please stay safe and have fun! 🎃👻 🍭🍫🍬
OFFICE & FOOD PANTRY
636 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
OFFICE & DONATION HOURS
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Monday, Wednesday & Friday:
10:00am - 12:00pm
- Thursday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
OUTREACH & COMMUNITY KITCHEN
50 Nichols Street
Fairfield, CT 06824
COMMUNITY KITCHEN HOURS
Meals served Monday - Friday:
- Lunch: 11:30am - 1:00pm
- Dinner: 5:30pm - 6:30pm