Grab Lunch & Give Lunch on Giving Day!
Grab lunch and give hope today on Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Giving Day! 🥪 As you enjoy your lunch, know that your donation will help provide a meal for a neighbor in need. The more you give, the more we can help feed individuals and families who struggle to put food on their tables. Donate here. Thank you!
Good Morning, Get Up and Give!
Good morning, sunshine! Get up and give! Today is Fairfield County’s Giving Day! It’s the day to make a difference for those most in need in our community. Give where you live until 11:59pm tonight, and help us end hunger and homelessness for our neighbors in need. Donate now here. Any amount is welcome and any amount will help. Thank you!
Help Us Win the Midnight Madness Prize for Giving Day!
Hoot hoot! Who better to give right now than a night owl?🌙🦉Join the midnight madness to give to Operation Hope! Today is the day to make a difference and give where you live! Help us win the Midnight Madness prize of $1,000 by being one of 10 nonprofits who are the first to receive 25 unique donations of $25 or more, beginning at 12:00am. Donate now here. Thank you!
President’s Day Closure
Our Business Office and Food Pantry will be closed Monday, February 20 in honor of President’s Day. The Office will reopen Tuesday, February 21 and the Food Pantry will resume regular hours (10am-12pm) Wednesday, February 22. Food donations will be accepted once the office reopens. Thank you.
We’ve Been Struck by Cupid’s Arrow💘
Carole Canzoneri and her group of sweet volunteers are at it again! This time, we’ve been struck by Cupid’s arrow Thanks to Carole and team for spearheading the Have A Heart Valentine’s Day Project This lovely group made close to 100 gift bags to benefit various local orgs, including Operation Hope. Each bag featured some festive Valentine’s Day pretzel rods, candy, stickers and small toys. Some of our Food Pantry clients with young children will receive these treats. Thank you to Carole’s friends who generously donated all of the items to fill the bags We are grateful for your big hearts
North Stratfield School & Scout Troops Host Food Drive for Operation Hope
Thanks to the North Stratfield School community, as well as the school’s affiliated Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, for hosting a food drive for Operation Hope. The school-wide drive was successful and helped us stock our Food Pantry shelves during the winter months, at a time when our shelves are generally low. We are grateful for your help to feed and care for our neighbors in need!
Easy Ways to Help Stock Our Pantry Shelves This Month
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 NEW Amazon Charity 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: https://bit.ly/donate-oh. Thank you!
– CASH, CHECKS, GROCERY STORE GIFT CARDS (to buy perishables)
– Single adult toothbrushes & toothpaste
– Canned stew & Chef Boyardee
– Instant soup cups
– Canned clam chowder
– Mayonnaise & salad dressing
– BBQ sauce
– Shelf-stable almond & soy mils
– Canned/jarred olives, mushrooms & artichokes
– Cleaning wipes & spray (ex. Clorox)
– Paper towels
– Flushable wipes
– Small bottles of dish soap
Dueling Pianos Fundraiser a Fun Success to Help Neighbors in Need
SOLD OUT Dueling Pianos Tonight – Cash Is King!
We are excited for our SOLD OUT night of Dueling Pianos to benefit Operation Hope! In partnership with ConnectFairfield, this fundraiser takes place at Park City Music Hall on Thursday, February 2. Doors open at 6, show starts at 7!
Our dueling pianists are your human juke boxes! They only play when paid! So, the more you pay when you request your favorite song, the more money we can raise to provide those in need with programs and services that offer a second chance, a helping hand, food, housing and a caring heart. 💵 Song Requests = Cash Only!
Two performers on two pianos deliver an all-request, rock and roll sing-along as they battle each other to deliver the best song of the night! From Billy Joel to Aretha Franklin, from Sinatra to Metallica, from Garth Brooks to Madonna, they’ve got it covered. Got a favorite song? Put a tip in the jar and override the song currently playing to hear your tune to support Operation Hope!
Many thanks to host Park City Music Hall, organizer and uber connector Debbi O’Keefe from ConnectFairfield and our generous sponsors: Tito’s Handmade Vodka, M&T Bank, Fairfield After Dark, Impact Staffing Solutions, Culture Crawl CT, Wild Bloom Skincare and Meg Murray & Ivan Maisel. You all made this event possible!
Cold Weather Alert for February 2-5, 2023
A severe cold weather alert has been activated by the Office of Governor Ned Lamont, in effect from noon Thursday, February 2 through noon on Sunday, February 5. The reason for the activation is a period of intense cold in Connecticut resulting in very low wind chill values particularly during February 2, 3 and 4. 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/.
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
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