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We wish a wonderful day of blessings to all fathers here and beyond, and to the people who may not be fathers but serve as role models, cheerleaders, surrogate parents and more to those they love. Happy Father's Day!

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Our Food Pantry is in need of a few specific items this month! We're heading into the summer, which is generally a slow time for Food Pantry donations. Please consider helping us by donating some of these items and helping feed our families, especially those with children who rely on school breakfast and lunch during the school year. Standard sizes of items to feed/care for a family of four are appreciated. Thank you!

We are always so appreciative of our community's efforts to feed our neighbors in need. With summer's warm weather here, we wanted to remind our generous donors to please not leave food donations - cooked food for the Community Kitchen and non-perishables for the Food Pantry - outside the Community Kitchen building at 50 Nichols Street on weekends.

Today, we honor and show gratitude for the courageous Americans who paid the ultimate sacrifice while protecting our country and freedom. Thank you.

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Our business office and Food Pantry at 636 Old Post Road will be closed Monday, May 27, in honor of Memorial Day. The business office 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!

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Mother’s Day offers a very special opportunity to honor those who open so many doors in our lives.

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Have you been exploring solar? Now's a good time to dive in! For every initial consultation, NJ-based, family-owned Trinity Solar will give Operation Hope $100! Simply click here to sign up!

CANCELED! The food drives at both Fairfield Stop & Shop stores are CANCELED! We'll let you know when it will be rescheduled. Thank you.

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March is National Association of Social Workers Social Worker Month (and March 19 was World Social Work Day)! Operation Hope is incredibly fortunate to have a wonderful team of MSW-level clinical social workers (some are pictured in this photo!) who confront some of the most challenging issues facing individuals, families, communities and society. Thank you to these women and men who, day in and day out, forge solutions that help those we serve reach their full potential and make our community a better place to live.

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If you missed Mardi Gras in March, join us for Mardi Gras in May! Our annual Evening of Hope, where we honor and celebrate some special people who have been longtime champions of our mission to end homelessness and end hunger is May 9 at Brooklawn Country Club. Purchase tickets, reserve a table, buy an ad or support with a donation today! bit.ly/ohgala2019

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