FAIRFIELD, CT – In the spirit of coming together for the holiday season and helping Fairfield families in need, a bi-partisan group of Fairfield officials including State Representatives Tony Hwang (R-134), Brenda Kupchick (R-132), Kim Fawcett (D-133), State Senator John McKinney (R-28), Fairfield First Selectman Mike Tetreau and Selectmen Cristin McCarthy Vahey and Kevin Kiley is collaborating with Operation Hope to host a post-Thanksgiving Food Pantry Drive on Saturday, November 30, 2013 from 12-4 pm at the Town Hall Green, which is located in front of the Old Town Hall, 611 Old Post Road.

Nonperishable canned and packaged goods, along with monetary donations will be accepted. Operation Hope staff will provide a receipt of charitable donation for tax deduction purposes. Additionally, coats will be collected for the Bridgeport Rescue Mission which helps those struggling to survive by addressing issues of hunger, homelessness and addiction.

Operation Hope’s Food Pantry is a volunteer-run and operated food pantry that assists familiesin meeting their basic food needs, and connects them with other resources to help eliminate their food insecurity. The Food Pantry helps many families make ends meet when they have to choose between paying rent or a heating bill or going to the grocery store for food. The Fairfield legislative delegation is encouraging residents to help their fellow neighbors experiencing difficult times and share a sense of community spirit and support during this Thanksgiving holiday season.

By Stephen Krauchick

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