Fairfield State Delegation Hosting Food Drive for Operation Hope

December 15, 2014

Operation Hope needs our help!

More and more of our neighbors are turning to the Fairfield-based organization for help feeding their families, and with the holiday season upon us, the need is greater than ever.

That’s why state Senator-elect Tony Hwang, state representatives-elect Laura Devlin and Cristin Vahey, along with Representative Brenda Kupchick are proud to join Operation Hope and First Church Congregational in hosting a community food drive.

It will take place on Saturday, Dec. 20, from noon to 4 p.m. During those hours, donations may be dropped off in the parking lot of First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Road, Fairfield. All donations will go directly to Operation Hope’s Food Pantry.

“Since the founding of Operation Hope in 1986, the citizens of Fairfield have demonstrated time and again their generous and compassionate spirit in helping people in need,” said Rev. David Spollett, Pastor, First Church Congregational. “Unfortunately, more of our neighbors struggle to provide food for their families than ever before. The Food Pantry at Operation Hope is literally a lifeline for those in need.”

Consider these two facts from Operation Hope:

  • Last year Operation Hope provided 159,000 meals to people in need.
  • Last year in Connecticut 33,000 people were homeless – nearly half of those were children.

“We are so grateful this community recognizes that some of our neighbors are struggling to get by and that they can do something to help,” said Carla Miklos, Executive Director of Operation Hope. “Donations of food, toiletries and other basic items make a huge difference for someone experiencing hard times. We appreciate the delegation sponsoring this event and hope people will stop by during their busy Saturday and drop off an item or two.”

For more information, contact Gary Jeanfaivre, press secretary and legislative aide for state Senator-elect Tony Hwang, at [email protected] or 203-556-0777.