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Food is one of life's basic needs. Please help with food shortages by donating non-perishables to the following organizations.

Suggested Food Items:

  • 100% Fruit Juice (cans / bottles / boxes)
  • Canned vegetables & fruit
  • Chunky soups & beef stew
  • Gluten-free products
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Peanut butter, jelly
  • Powdered milk
  • Rice / dry & canned beans
  • Spaghetti & sauce
  • “Sugar free,” “low sodium,” & “no salt” items
  • Tuna & other canned meat
  • Condiments (ketchup, mustard, salad dressings, mayo)
  • Sugar/Flour
  • Pancake Mix, Syrup
  • Hot & cold cereals

Operation Hope

Operation Hope
636 Old Post Road (See Map)
Fairfield, CT 06824

Gillespie Center

45 Jesup Road (See Map)
Westport, CT
The Gillespie Center is a Food Pantry run by Homes with Hope in Westport. They have been providing groceries to those in need for over 25 years. 

Black Rock Food Pantry
15 Prince Street (See Map)
Bridgeport, CT
Megan Conway, Director, 203.257.7886, 
Mary Lou Morong, Volunteer Coordinator, 203.366.3667

The Black Rock Food Pantry is open Saturdays 9-12. Volunteers are needed to stock the shelves. Donations can be dropped off any time at the Thrift Store next door to the pantry.

The Thomas Merton Center

43 Madison Avenue (See Map)
Bridgeport, CT
203.367.9036 x25
Kathy Barone, Volunteer Coordinator
The Thomas Merton Center feeds over 500 families a month in their food pantry which is open Monday-Saturday 8:30-1:30. The Thomas Merton Center focuses on feeding their families fresh healthy food which cannot always be found in the north end where the center is located.

Norma Pfriem Urban Outreach Initiative (Bridgeport United Congregational Church)

877 Park Avenue (See Map)
Bridgeport, CT
Eleanor McCormick (203)335-3107 ext. 301
The Food Pantry at United Congregational Church requests the following items to feed the families they serve: boxed starches and grains, Juice, dehydrated or boxed milk, cereals, tuna, baby formula & food, canned soup, toilet paper, pasta & pasta sauce, diapers, canned beans, peanut butter and jelly.

Community Plates

165 New Canaan Avenue (See Map)
Norwalk, CT
Community Plates exists as a platform for the rescue of healthy surplus food from the trash can, dumpsters and landfills it normally ends up to the places where it can make a difference for food-insecure families. Consider making a monetary donation or sign up to be a volunteer driver!

Connecticut Food Bank

Fairfield Warehouse
74 Linwood Avenue (See Map)
Fairfield CT

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