food & drink

  • Standard sizes appreciated!
  • baked beans
  • red beans
  • canned tomatoes
  • cake mixes
  • Jello/pudding
  • powdered milk
  • fresh and canned fruit
  • fruit juices
  • frozen prepared meats (i.e. beef patties, fish sticks, chicken tenders, etc.)
  • mayonnaise
  • mustard
  • ketchup
  • macaroni and cheese
  • tuna
  • spaghetti sauce
  • canned spaghetti
  • canned meats and stews
  • peanut butter & jelly
  • pancake mix & syrup
  • coffee, hot chocolate
  • sugar & flour
  • salad dressings
  • cereals
  • instant hot cereals
  • power drinks


  • Standard sizes appreciated!
  • toothbrush & toothpaste
  • soap
  • deodorant
  • shampoo & conditioner
  • toilet paper
  • razors & shave cream
  • hand wash
  • Afro-American hair dressing
  • feminine products (tampons and sanitary napkins)
  • Depends undergarments for men, size large
  • Diapers (sizes 4, 5 and 6)


  • Standard sizes appreciated!
  • laundry detergent (Shelter & Food Pantry)
  • dryer sheets (Shelter & Food Pantry)
  • grocery bags for the Food Pantry

special needs

  • Resume Paper: needed for client computer lab to assist with job applications.
  • New socks and underwear: various sizes, for both women and men.
  • Hand Soap Refills: to be used at our shelter facility.
  • Bath towels: to be used by our shelter guests.
  • Bathroom mats/rug: for the shelter bathroom.
  • Shelter cleaning items: As a way to pay their nightly shelter fees, some of our clients perform simple tasks to help keep our shelter clean and tidy. We are currently in need of a vacuum and rug sweeper.
  • Personal Care Products: Often our shelter guests arrive with nothing when they come to stay with us. Their greatest basic needs include new, unused: soap, washcloths, deodorant, toothbrushes, fitted sheets (twin size), pillow cases and feminie products.
  • Kitchen Utensils: We are in need of serving spoons and general silverware (especially spoons and forks) for the Community Kitchen at our shelter facility.
  • Antivirus Protection: This is a unique request: Our computer systems and server require increased antivirus protection to more fully secure our agency’s confidential client information, among other things. In a time of cost-savings and budget cuts for our organization, we thought we would extend this as an option should someone be interested in generously funding such a necessary protection item. One year of Antivirus for our system will cost $1,400, two years will be $2,100. If you are interested, please contact Liz Bennett: (203) 292-5588.

office supplies

Office related supplies are always needed.

contact us

if you would like to donate any of
these items, here’s how to reach us:

  • phone: (203) 292-5588
  • address: 636 old post road fairfield, CT 06842
  • email: dschmidt@operationhopect.org

drop off locations:
636 Old Post Road Fairfield, CT 06842
Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm

50 Nichols Street, Fairfield CT, 06842
Saturday & Sunday 8am – 4pm

Large or special donations? Please call us!