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Our business office and food pantry will be closed Monday, February 18 in honor of Presidents Day. The office reopens Tuesday while the Food Pantry resumes regular hours Wednesday. Please have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

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Valentine's Day is a day to honor and cherish those we love, and we love you. We wanted to express how grateful we are to be part of such a giving and caring community. Thank you for the kindness you show our neighbors in need every day.

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Brrrr! It's a snow day! While our business office and Food Pantry are closed today, the Community Kitchen is open and serving those in need. If you see someone out in this frigid weather who looks like they need help, please call 2-1-1. The Community Kitchen at 50 Nichols St. serves lunch 11:30am-1:00pm and dinner 5:30pm-6:30pm. Stay safe out there!

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Recently, Fairfield mom Laura Horne read "The Littlest Volunteers" to her daughter's first grade class at Burr Elementary School. After teacher Ms. Gorzkowski and Laura talked about service with the class, the children decorated brown paper bags with uplifting messages. A few weeks later, Laura's daughters packed the bags, filling each one with a seltzer, an orange, cookies and a turkey and cheese sandwich.

Save the date! February 28 is Fairfield County's Community Foundation's Giving Day! Click here and donate a minimum of $10 to support our efforts to provide affordable housing, social services and food pantry services for our neighbors in need.

Our volunteer-run Food Pantry is in need of some items to help feed and care for our neighbors in need. Standard-sized items appreciated (to feed/care for families of 4). Drop off Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, 636 Old Post Road. Thank you!

Sunday's Taste of Fairfield WinterFest was a smashing success! Thanks so much to Fairfield Magazine and all "Chances to Win" donors and ticket buyers!

Our deepest gratitude to Splash Car Wash! During the holidays, each Splash location partnered with a local non-profit and donated 10% of all gift card purchases to that non-profit. Operation Hope of Fairfield was the fortunate beneficiary of the donation from Splash Car Wash Fairfield, receiving a check for $1,400.

The government shutdown continues with no end in sight, frigid temperatures permeate the region and federal employees are promised they will get paid, eventually. You can't eat eventually. You can't care for your child, family or self eventually. For all federal employees and contractors, please know that Operation Hope's Food Pantry doors are open for you.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will forever hold a place in the hearts of millions of people around the world. While his messages focused on the immediate need for freedom from racism, discrimination and brutality toward African Americans, Dr. King also used his platform to shed light on global poverty, and the need for nations to come together to combat this epidemic. In Dr. King’s Nobel Peace Prize address in 1964 he says, “There is nothing new about poverty. What is new, however, is that we have the resources to get rid of it.”