food & drink

  • Standard sizes appreciated!
  • Fresh and canned fruit
  • Beans
  • Soup
  • Canned meats and stews
  • Rice (white, brown, flavored)
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Tuna
  • Canned spaghetti sauce and other canned tomato products
  • Canned spaghetti / Spaghetti Os
  • Peanut butter and jelly/jam
  • Cereal
  • Pancake mix and syrup
  • Condiments (mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup)
  • Salad dressing
  • Coffee
  • Hot chocolate
  • Sugar
  • Oil
  • Flour
  • Baking mixes
  • Pudding and Jello
  • Granola bars, popcorn, school snacks
  • Shelf stable milk and juice


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

  • Security Cameras: We will be upgrading our security system at our Shelter on Nichols Street and are seeking a funder who is interested in supporting technology or security initiatives to help fill the need, anticipated to cost $5,000. Should you wish to learn more, please contact Liz Bennett at lbennett@operationhopect.org or (203)292-5588 X213.
  • Resume Paper: needed for client computer lab to assist with job applications.
  • New socks and underwear: various sizes, for both women and men.
  • Bath towels: to be used by our shelter guests.
  • Umbrellas: to be used by our shelter guests.
  • 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 feminine 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.

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!