Fighting Food Insecurity: Pandemic-Related Benefits End

House of Hope Ribbon-Cutting to Kick Off 13th Annual Food Drive

Extra SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits ended this winter and 1 in 4 households in the U.S. receiving the benefits now state they “sometimes” or “often” do not have enough to eat. Already local agencies are seeing an uptick in need.

Fighting hunger with healthy foods, St. Vincent’s Medical Center and Aquarion Water Company are launching the 13th Annual House of Hope Food Drive with a blessing and ribbon cutting ceremony.

Running until November 15, 2023, the House of Hope aims to help reduce hunger throughout the Greater Bridgeport area with donations of nutritious, non-perishable, non-expired

Last year more than 10 tons of food were donated. With demand greater than ever, organizers want to meet or surpass that total this year.

WHEN: Friday, September 15, 2023

TIME: 11:30 AM

WHERE: House of Hope at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, in front of Cancer Institute entrance, 2800 Main Street, Bridgeport


    William M. Jennings, SVP & Fairfield Region President, Hartford HealthCare

    Donald J. Morrissey, President, Aquarion Water Company

    Bill Hoey, Vice President, Mission Services, Fairfield Region, Hartford HealthCare

    George Logan, Co-Chair, 2023 House of Hope Committee (Aquarion)

    Ann Gorton, Co-Chair, 2023 House of Hope Committee (St. Vincent’s)

    Peter Fazekas, Director, Communications, Aquarion Water Company

    Edna Borchetta, Manager, Mission Services & Community Impact Programs, Fairfield Region, Hartford HealthCare

    Representatives from Recipient Organizations:
    Bridgeport Rescue Mission (Bridgeport) | Healthy Choices for Seniors (Bridgeport) | Port 5 Naval Veterans (Bridgeport) | South End Community Center (Stratford) | Spooner House (Shelton) | Sterling House Community Center (Stratford) | The Thomas Merton Family Center (Bridgeport)