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Harry's Wine and Liquor Market recently sponsored its annual “Rare Bottles” fundraiser for Operation Hope of Fairfield, supporting its efforts to end hunger and end homelessness in the local community.

Our elves were busy this morning, sorting and wrapping gifts for our clients! We’re so grateful for our donors, volunteers and St. Anthony’s for the space. What better way to get into the holiday spirit? We’ll be here today 4:30-6:30pm for gift drop off!

TODAY is the last day for gift/gift card drop-off for Hope for the Holidays! Thank you for your generosity as we help our neighbors in need have a brighter holiday season!

Just a quick reminder that this Monday and Tuesday are the gift/gift card drop-off dates for Hope for the Holidays!

Fairfield Woods Middle School students Bella Petrucelli and Camryn Michael recently completed the "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" project as part of their health class, selecting Operation Hope as the beneficiary of their bake sale.

7 years of GOOD luck for Operation Hope! For 7 years in a row, Kelsey and Devyn Farber have been saving their change and donating it during the holidays to help us feed and house our struggling neighbors. Many thanks to these girls and their mom for keeping our neighbors in need in their hearts and minds!

Thanks to our generous donors, gifts are purchased and crossed off lists...and now we need your help sorting and wrapping the bounty! Our "Hope for the Holidays" adopt a family program is in full swing and we are looking for volunteers to help sort, wrap and distribute the gifts next week. Sorting and wrapping takes place at St. Anthony of Padua Church on South Pine Creek Road, Fairfield, December 10-12.

The holidays are in full force and many of our families and individuals who use our Food Pantry are in need of basic food items to feed those they love this season. When you're at the store, please consider picking up a few extras! Standard sized items appreciated (need to feed/care for families of 4). Drop off M-F, 9am-5pm, 636 Old Post Road, or at the Shelter at 50 Nichols Street at any time. Thank you!

Tomorrow, December 1, kicks off the holiday season! And for many in our community, the holidays can be overwhelming, especially when thinking about how to feed their families. We've seen a few "Reverse Advent Calendars" floating around, where in an alternative way of observing Advent, families put something into a special box -- specifically non-perishable food items and toiletries for Operation Hope's Food Pantry. A wonderful way to involve kids in giving back during the holidays!

Thank you so much to Dr. Michael Tobet​ of Comprehensive Chiropractic Care​ for running the practice's 4th annual food drive November! We are grateful to Dr. Tobet, his staff and his patients for ensuring that our neighbors in need have food to eat so they can work, live and play with full bellies.