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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Fairfield CT

Operation Hope - Community Kitchen
Fairfield, CT 06824
Details: At our Community Kitchen, a team of volunteers cook and serve hot, nutritious meals to an average of 45 individuals every day of the year. The Kitchen serves lunch and dinner seven days a week, along with a hot breakfast three mornings a week–resulting in over 30,000 meals served each year! 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 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. Hours of operation: 7 days a week, lunch served from 11:30am – 1:00pm, dinner served from 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Operation Hope - Food Pantry
Fairfield, CT 06824
Details: 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. Hours of operation: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Thursdays 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.