FAIRFIELD—A group of Fairfield concerned citizens who started weekly community food drives in March will hold their 15th food drive on Saturday, July 18 from 10 am to noon in front of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties, 1583 Post Rd in downtown Fairfield.
Fairfield residents Helene Daly, Heather Dubrosky and Alexis Harrison started the weekly community food drives in response to the overwhelming demand that local food pantries and agencies were beginning to experience following COVID-19. Operation Hope is now serving 35% more families which is expected throughout the summer and into the fall. Even with many individuals beginning to return to work and with businesses reopening, families and individuals throughout Fairfield are still experiencing hardships and new financial circumstances.
“Vulnerable members of our community who were most affected by COVID-19 continue to face challenges and needs including providing food and meals to their families,” said Harrison. “Fairfield continues to rise to the challenge of helping others which has been humbling to witness, and it inspires us to keep moving forward with our food drives.”
Items that will be collected this week include cash donations, grocery gift cards, shelf-stable milk, canned vegetables (green beans, peas, corn & carrots), canned tomatoes (diced, crushed, sauce, 14oz cans preferable), canned chili & stew, crackers, pasta side dishes, cleaning products, Lysol spray, Paper towels, Ramen noodles packets, dried potatoes, macaroni and cheese, condiments (ketchup, mustard, mayo, salad dressing), pasta sauce, canned fruit, jelly and stuffing.
(To donate to Operation Hope online, go to: https://operationhopect.org/donate.)