Operation Hope’s Food Pantry provides over 123,000 meals a year to our neighbors in need. Each month we provide food to more than 200 families, including 100 children. The Pantry is almost completely stocked and run by generous and dedicated volunteers.
No one should have to worry about putting food on the table. Our volunteer-run and operated food pantry assists families in meeting their basic food needs, and also to connect them with other resources which help eliminate their food insecurity. One of the primary ways in which our food pantry assists people is that it allows them to focus on stabilizing other areas of their lives. For some of our clients our Pantry supplements what Food Stamps do not cover, like toilet paper, toothpaste, and diapers. For most others it simply helps to make ends meet when they have to choose between paying rent or a heating bill or going to the grocery store for food.
The majority of the food donations we receive come from generous members of our community. Among the ways in which we are able to secure food for our shelves are: school, church, and corporate food drives, individuals may solicit large food and/or personal products donations from companies, the Annual Postal Service Food Drive in May, financial contributions directed specifically to the food pantry, and many other community-driven projects. Once we receive the donations, our dedicated volunteers sort and stock the shelves and distribute food and other necessities to clients.
50 Nichols Street
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Lunch served from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Dinner served from Thursdays 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Lunch and dinner are served at our Community Kitchen at 50 Nichols Street to our neighbors in need Monday-Friday, 52 weeks a year. Lunch is from 11:30am-1pm and dinner is from 5:30-6:30pm. Anyone who is hungry may receive a meal, which is prepared and served by generous volunteers.
At our Community Kitchen, a team of volunteers cook and serve hot, nutritious meals to an average of 50 individuals, Monday-Friday, 52 weeks a year. Lunch and dinner times are subject to change on holidays or during inclement weather. Please call the 50 Nichols street location directly at (203) 254-2935 for up-to-date information. Unfortunately, far too many people in our community do not have enough money left after paying for housing or other basic necessities to purchase food.
We are fortunate to receive donations of meals from churches, synagogues, school groups, individuals and families. Individuals and groups do the cooking and serving, as well as donate the food for each meal. Donations are accepted at 50 Nichols Street Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm. Please do not leave food outside the building. If you are interested in contributing a meal to feed 50 people, please contact Volunteer Program Manager Donna Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
636 Old Post Road
Fairfield CT 06824
Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Summer hours: Main Office closes at 1:00pm on Fridays
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
10:00am to 12:00 noon
Thursday, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
OUTREACH & KITCHEN
50 Nichols Street, Fairfield, CT
Phone: (203) 254-2934
Homeless Outreach: 4am-9pm
lunch from 11:30am to 1:00pm
dinner from 5:30pm to 6:30pm