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Food shortages and food insecurity is a real problem even in places like Fairfield County but especially in places like Bridgeport. Sadly, food insecurity is on the rise in Connecticut. The map below shows the towns at the greatest risk. There many great organizations that are working hard to alleviate this problem, please find them below and learn how you can get involved.

Community Plates

165 New Canaan Ave
Norwalk, CT 06850
Kevin Mullins - Executive Director
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Community Plates is a platform that rescues healthy food from grocery stores and restaurants that would otherwise end up in the dumpster and delivers it directly to food pantries and soup kitchens. Community Plates is almost entirely volunteer-driven, so any time you can give means the difference between being able to take advantage of food rescue opportunities or not. Food Runners are in high-demand, those are the folks that get the food from here to there. Community Plates will make sure you are safe, well-trained and your time is used effeciently and effectively! 

Click here to get involved with Community Plates

Operation Hope

operation hope food pantries

636 Old Post Road; Fairfield, CT 06842
Donna Schmidt, Volunteer Coordinator
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Operation Hope's volunteer-run food pantry is open Monday to Friday 9-4  for donations at the above address, or on Saturdays and Sundays from 8-4 at 50 Nichols Street; Fairfield, CT.

Gillespie Center

45 Jesup Road
Westport, CT
Contact: Jeff Wieser- Community Kitchen Meal Coordinator
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(203)226-3426 ext. 14.
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, Bridgeport

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.

All of the Family Resource Centers listed below have food pantries that are in need of donations:

Roosevelt Family Resource Center 
Roosevelt School
680 Park Avenue
Coordinator – Dawn Bennett
(203) 330-8181
Mon-Fri 8:30am–4:30pm   

Barnum/Waltersville Family Resource Center
495 Waterview 
Coordinator – Carmen Rodriguez
(203) 275-2388
Mon-Fri 8:00am–3:30pm  

Cesar Batalla Family Resource Center
Cesar Batalla School
606 Howard Avenue
Coordinator – Agnes Dubow
(203) 579-8526
Mon-Fri 8:00am-3:00pm

Dunbar SchoolFamily Resource Center
Dunbar School
445 Union Avenue
Coordinator – Flora Harris
(203) 332-5658
Mon–Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

Bassick RTCC/YMCA Resource Center
1181 Fairfield Avenue   
Room 115
(203) 332-4051
Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm

Harding RTCC/YMCA Resource Center
1734 Central Avenue
Room 122
(203) 368-5324
Mon-Fri 7:30am-5:30pm


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