Donations Needed to Help Fill Pantry Shelves this Month

Although it may feel like we have enough in our pantry due to recent drives, our shelves empty quickly in the summer and take longer to refill than the rest of the year. Our most pressing needs are cash, checks and grocery store gifts cards, which allow us to purchase fresh produce, dairy and meat for our neighbors in need.
 
Regular sized items (not bulk) appreciated. Drop off at our pantry M-F, 9am-4:30pm at 636 Old Post Road; there’s a drop off area to the left of the building. Please ring the bell and someone will greet you. Please do not leave donations unattended and when the office is closed. Monetary donations are always welcome so we can purchase exactly what we need for our clients, donate here. Or, feel free to purchase from our Amazon wish list here and your donation will be shipped directly to the pantry. Thank you!
 
– CASH, CHECKS, GROCERY STORE GIFT CARDS (to buy perishables)
– Dried fruit & nuts
– Sugar & flour
– Oil
– Juice (not juice boxes)
– Canned chili & stew
– Boxed milk
– Dry cat food
– Lotion
– Toothpaste
– Bladder pads
– Flushable wipes
– Toilet paper
– Paper towels

“Feeding Our Families” Regional Drive a Success

Last Saturday’s NBC New York, Telemundo 47, WNJU and Stop & Shop large-scale food drive to support regional food banks during their campaign “Feeding Our Families”/ “Alimentando a Nuestras Familias” was a great success. We collected over 70 boxes of food and just over $1,200 in donations! Thank you to the 1160 Kings Hwy Cutoff Stop & Shop management & staff, Connecticut Foodshare, NBC & Telemundo, as well as SASO Boys, SASO Girls Fairfield, City Coast Church, Storm and the Bridgeport Islanders and all the wonderful individual volunteers. And a huge thank you to everyone who shopped and donated! We are grateful for your help to fill our shelves for the early summer months! 🙏🏽

Mill Hill 5th Grade Donates “Happy Bags”

Thanks so much to the Mill Hill Elementary School 5th Grade! They collected donations to make “happy bags” for our clients and then spent time together filling the bags. The bags contain toiletries and socks, and will be distributed by our outreach staff to those most in need. Thank you for your generosity and help, Mill Hill 5th Grade! Congratulations to the Class of 2024!

Happy Memorial Day

Today, on Memorial Day, we honor the memory of the men and women who died in active military service, as well as acknowledge the service and sacrifice of active service members. Thank you ❤️🤍💙🇺🇸
 
Our business office, Food Pantry and Community Kitchen are closed today. The office and Community Kitchen will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday, May 28 and the Food Pantry will resume regular hours Wednesday, May 29, 10am-12pm. Donations will be accepted once reopened.

Celebrate Memorial Day with Operation Hope & Trinity Solar

Celebrate the Memorial Day holiday weekend with Operation Hope and community partner Trinity Solar 😎 Raise funds for our community and learn how you can save money with solar. Click here to schedule a quick consult. When you meet with a Trinity consultant, Operation Hope will receive $100. If you go solar with Trinity, we’ll get $1000! Now’s the time to learn more about installing solar in your home and reducing your energy costs and footprint! 🌞♻️

Seeking Volunteers to Make Community Kitchen Dinner June 13 & 14

Did you know that our Community Kitchen serves lunch and dinner Monday through Friday to feed approximately 50 guests per meal who come to us hungry? For many of our guests, this will be the only meal they eat that day.

We rely on so many generous volunteers in the community and surrounding area to prepare and donate these meals. We have a few holes in our April calendar and seek your help! We’re looking for volunteers to make dinners in their homes and deliver for our guests on June 13 and 14. This is a fun volunteer opportunity for families, book clubs, friends, clubs, teams, Scouts, etc. Please send us an email here if you can help. We will respond with further details and answer any of your questions. We will also have openings in July, August and September. Quick overview of what we need:

  • Meal components to feed 50 people and be fully cooked upon drop off
  • Drop off at our Community Kitchen at 50 Nichols Street, Fairfield between 9:30am-3:00pm on day of assigned date
  • Meal components include a protein main course, a starch, a vegetable, salad & dressing
  • Beverages (gallon jugs of tea & lemonade are always welcome)
Thank you for considering and for helping feed our neighbors in need!

Office, Food Pantry & Community Kitchen Closed for Memorial Day

Our business office, Food Pantry and Community Kitchen will be closed Monday, May 27, in honor of Memorial Day. The business office and Community Kitchen will resume regular hours on Tuesday, May 28 and the Food Pantry will resume regular hours Wednesday, May 29, 10am-12pm. Have a safe and happy holiday weekend! 🇺🇸 ❤️🤍💙 🇺🇸

Thanks to CompHealth Trumbull Team for Donating Snack Bags for Day of Purpose

CompHealth, a healthcare staffing company with its Connecticut location in Trumbull, recently celebrated its corporate-wide Day of Purpose on May 7, where employees participate in a volunteer event. Employees gathered that day for an in-office packaging event and put together 100 snack bags filled with tuna salad kits, fruit cups, granola bars, mixed nuts, water/juice, utensil packs with napkins, tissues, lip balms and hand sanitizers. These snack bags are distributed by our outreach staff and we are always in need so we are deeply grateful to the Trumbull CompHealth team for helping feed and care for our neighbors in need on its day of service. Thank you!

Thank You to Volunteers Who Helped Sort Postal Drive Donations

Last Saturday, dozens of volunteers of all ages gathered in Operation Hope’s parking lot to set up, sort, store and clean up a large part of No the 27,555 pounds, or 13.78 tons, of non perishable donations collected from the annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive! 📫 We emptied one full pod and about half the other pod. Lots left to go! We only had to stop because we ran out of storage crates!
 
Our volunteers worked hard non-stop and always with a smile. Thank you for making our job organizing these donations in the pantry so much easier! 😊🙏🏽
 
Those bright yellow, hard-to-miss bags this year played a huge part in the drive’s success. Thanks again to the 3 bag sponsors – Fairfield Motoworks, Pizza Mediterranean and Trumbull BMX💛💛💛 And a huge thank you to Mike Capodicci and his team of Fairfield & Southport letter carriers, to the Town of Fairfield and to all of YOU who generously left donations by your mailbox.
 
Mark your calendar for the next annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on May 10, 2025! 📅

Annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Drive Collects Close to 14 Tons

Wow! We are blown away by the generosity of the residents of Fairfield and Southport! We have the stats from last week’s annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive! 📫 Drumroll, please 🥁…the letter carriers collected 27,555 pounds, or 13.78 tons, of non perishable donations! Collections in 2022 and 2023 each had about 5.5 tons so this year is more than double the past two years! Consider the males of the largest of all land animals, the African elephant, average between 2 and 7 tons. That’s almost 2 elephants of donations! 🐘🐘
 
The drive was an enormous success, thanks to Mike Capodicci, one of Fairfield’s letter carriers, who organized everything for this year’s drive 🙌 And thanks to all the letter carriers who participated! The letter carriers who chose to participate in the drive all volunteered to do this…as they do every year. Thank you for spending a large part of your Saturday to help feed and care for our neighbors in need! 🙏
 
Mike’s suggestion of getting the bright yellow, hard-to-miss bags this year played a huge part in the drive’s success. Mike reallocated the money usually used to purchase t-shirts for the letter carriers and the money he raised from the 3 sponsors – Fairfield Motoworks, Pizza Mediterranean and Trumbull BMX – to purchase the bags. Mike worked so hard to make the drive a success….we are grateful for his helping hands and enthusiasm. Everyone was excited to see the bags of donations pouring into the post office parking lot! 🤩
 
Thanks to Fairfield First Selectman Bill Gerber, who stopped by to issue a proclamation and help load a few bags. We are grateful to the many wonderful volunteers who pitched in to unload and load bags of donations all day long. And finally, we are indebted to the Fairfield and Southport residents who left donations out over the weekend for their letter carriers. It’s takes a village to care for those most in need in our community and we all did that together last Saturday 🥰
 
Mark your calendar for the next annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on May 10, 2025! 📅

OFFICE & FOOD PANTRY


636 Old Post Road

Fairfield, CT 06824
203-292-5588
[email protected]

OFFICE & DONATION HOURS

Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
(donations accepted until 4:30pm)
Please do not leave donations at the door when the office is closed.

PANTRY HOURS

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

OUTREACH & COMMUNITY KITCHEN

50 Nichols Street
Fairfield, CT
 06824
203-254-2935

COMMUNITY KITCHEN HOURS

Meals served Monday - Friday:

  • Lunch: 11:30am - 1:00pm
  • Dinner: 5:30pm - 6:30pm