We have many opportunities for students to get involved with Operation Hope. Students 16 years and older can help serve lunches or dinners in our Community Kitchen at our Shelter at 50 Nichols Street or help sort, shelve and distribute food/toiletries at our Food Pantry at 636 Old Post Road. Students are also able to help at many of our events including Hope for the Holidays, Postal Service Food Drive and our Community Tag Sale.

We are grateful for and proud of our student volunteers! Students like Fairfield Ludlowe High School’s Matt Jessen can really make a difference to our clients. Matt raised almost $1,000 and used the funds to purchase food for the Food Pantry. Read his story here.

Even our youngest volunteers can help! Sisters Teagan Church and Brea Church, and sisters Annie Gabriele and Katie Gabriele are cousins who held a lemonade stand over two days, raising $179. $179 will go a long way…it can feed a family of five for a month…it can shelter an individual for a month. Read the cousins’ story here.

Students of all ages can assist us by running food and toiletry drives and preparing meals and baked goods for both our Shelter and our Food Pantry.

For more information, please contact us for details.


636 Old Post Road

Fairfield CT 06824


Main Office:
Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm


Monday, Wednesday and Friday
10:00am to 12:00 noon
Thursday, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


50 Nichols Street, Fairfield, CT

Phone: (203) 254-2934

Homeless Outreach: 4am-9pm

Community Kitchen:
lunch from 11:30am to 1:00pm
dinner from 5:30pm to 6:30pm