Each holiday season, Jim Himes' Office shares a list of the organizations around our community that are able to accept donations of food or other items, if you have enough to share, and distribute to those in need.

If you are planning on making a donation, please make sure you call ahead to be certain the donation center is open. Many of these organizations are staffed by volunteers and hours can shift, so calling will ensure you don't waste a trip.


Bridgeport Rescue Mission    
1088 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport
(203) 333-4087    

Tuesday - Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
Donations may be brought to 1069 Connecticut Ave unit 2A; accepts donations of clothing, personal hygiene items, food, and blankets to distribute to the homeless.

City of Bridgeport
752 East Main Street, Room 180, Bridgeport
(203) 576-8348

Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Accepts donations food, turkey and gently used jackets

Calvary Saint George's Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen    
755 Clinton Avenue, Bridgeport
(203) 333-5116  ext 15

Tuesday and Thursday: 9:30am-11:30am    
Church accepts donations of food for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays; accepts food items including nonperishable food and baby food.

Cesar Batalla Family Resource Center    
606 Howard Avenue, Bridgeport
(203) 579-8526       

Monday-Friday 8:00am-3:00pm   

Accepts donations of clothing and nonperishable food

Dunbar School Family Resource Center    
445 Union Avenue, Bridgeport
(203) 332-5658

Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Accepts donations of books and magazines, clothing, food, household goods (dishes, cookware, linens, and furniture), infant goods, office equipment/supplies, personal care supplies, school supplies and toys.

King's Pantry
30 Florence Street, Bridgeport
(203) 576-0522 or (203) 335-9255  

Monday-Friday: 10:30am-1:30pm    
Accepts donations of nonperishable food for the food pantry, and food for the soup kitchen.

North End Community Council    
555 Trumbull Avenue, Bridgeport
(203) 218-1052     
Friday 10:30am-12:00pm (Drop offs only); Saturday 8:30am-12:00pm (Give out only)
Accepts donations of nonperishable food.
Salvation Army - Bridgeport Corps Community Center
30 Elm Street, Bridgeport
(203) 334-0995    


Monday-Friday 10:00am-1:00pm (Excluding Wednesday)
Donations of food are accepted for distribution to people in need; holiday food donations are also needed for holiday programs.

Thomas Merton Center
43 Madison Avenue, Bridgeport
(203) 367-9036 ext 25

Monday-Friday 8:30am-1:30pm; Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm

Accepts food for the soup kitchen and food pantry.

1864 Post Road, Darien
(203) 655-0048    

Weekdays 9:00am-4:00pm; Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm
Accepts donations of nonperishable food for the food pantry, clothing that is in season and in good condition, baby clothing/diapers for the Baby Basics Program, household goods, and new toy donations for the annual Toy Store and Be A Santa programs.


Connecticut Food Bank - Fairfield Warehouse
74 Linwood Avenue, Fairfield
(203) 256-1935    
Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:00pm (Extended Thanksgiving Hours on site)

Operation Hope of Fairfield, Inc.
636 Old Post Road, Fairfield   
Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm

50 Nichols Street, Fairfield
Saturday and Sunday 8:00am-4:00pm
(203) 292-5588 (203) 254-2935

Accepts nonperishable food for the food pantry and food for the soup kitchen, and personal care products. Also accepts home and office goods and equipment for the shelter.


Neighbor to Neighbor    
c/o Christ Church Annex, 248 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich
(203) 622-9208    

Monday-Friday: 8:30am-2:30pm Saturday 8:30am-12:30pm
Accepts donations of clothing, small household goods, children's books, and baby clothing; closed holidays. Donations are used for agency programs.

Monroe Department of Social Services
980 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe
(203) 452-2817        
Monday 2:00-5:00pm; Wednesday and Thursday: 9:00am -1:00pm
Donations of nonperishable food, condiments, paper goods and toiletries are accepted at all times in the outside donation box. Also accepts animal food/supplies; infant items (clothing, diapers, formula); cell phones; office equipment/supplies; and school supplies for the Back to School Program.

Town of New Canaan and St. Mark's Church Parish House
Church House Foyer-111 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan
(203) 966-4515    

Monday-Friday 8:00am-8:00pm
Accepts nonperishable food donations, toiletries and paper goods.

Mid-Fairfield AIDS Project    
618 West Avenue, Norwalk
(203) 855-9535 Ext.102


Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Accepts nonperishable food, personal care supplies, housewares and furniture. 

Open Door Shelter and Manna House
4 Merritt Street, Norwalk
(203) 866-1057    

Saturday and Sunday 6:00am-1:00pm; 2:00pm-9:00pm
Accepts donations of food for the food pantry and soup kitchen, and clothing and furniture, office equipment, personal care items, school supplies, and toy donations.

76 S. Main Street, Norwalk
(203) 939-1650

Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm

Accepts donations of nonperishable food, winter clothes, children's books, toys and household goods for use in agency programs.

St. Philip Parish Food Pantry    
1 Father Conlon Place, Norwalk
(203) 847-4549    

Saturday and Sunday 6:00am-9:00pm

Accepts nonperishable food donations for the food pantry in the entranceway.

St. Vincent De Paul Society at St. Thomas the Apostle Church    
203 East Avenue (rear of church), Norwalk
(203) 866-1644        
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00am-12:00pm    
Accepts nonperishable food donations, baby food, diapers (but not baby clothes), household cleaning supplies, personal care supplies such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toilet paper.

Salvation Army—Norwalk Corps Community Center    
14 Byington Place, Norwalk
(203) 866-2125   
Wednesday-Friday 11:00am-2:00pm    
Donations of food are needed for the food pantry and for holiday food baskets.

Town of Redding Department of Social Services    
Community Center, 37 Lonetown Road, Redding
(203) 938-3580   

Monday-Wednesday: 8:30am-5:30pm; Thursday 8:30am-6:00pm
Accepts nonperishable food donations for the food pantry.

Town of Ridgefield Department of Social Services    
Town Hall, 400 Main Street, Ridgefield
(203) 431-2777    

Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

The Social Services Department accepts nonperishable food donations for the emergency food pantry, as well as personal care items and household goods. Donations can also be brought to the Yanity Gym storage area.

Spooner House & Valley Food Bank      
30 Todd Road, Shelton
(203) 225-0453

Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

Accepts donations of diapers, infant formula and personal care supplies to support agency programs.



The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County    
461 Glenbrook Rd, Stamford
(203) 358-8898     

11/17 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

11/18 – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

11/20 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

11/21 – 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

11/22 – 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Accepts donations of nonperishable and perishable food for the pantry

Wilson Memorial Church of God in Christ     
164 Richmond Hill Avenue, Stamford   
(203) 964-8144
Wednesday 11:00am-2:30pm; Thursday 9am-12pm
Accepts donations of nonperishable and perishable food for the pantry

Faith Tabernacle Church Food Pantry    
29 Grove Street, Stamford
(203) 348-8755 ext. 14
Call to set up a drop off time
Accepts donations of nonperishable and perishable food for the pantry

New Covenant House of Hospitality    
174 Richmond Hill Avenue, Stamford
(203) 964-8228      

Monday-Friday 10:30am-4:30pmay: 10:30am-4:30pm
Accepts donations of nonperishable food for the pantry

Salvation Army - Stamford Corps Community Center
198 Selleck Street, Stamford
(203) 359-2320    

Monday-Friday 10:00am-3:00pm

Accepts nonperishable food donations for the food pantry

Zion Lutheran Church Food Pantry    
132 Glenbrook Road, Stamford
(203) 327-7751    
Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-1:00pm
Accepts nonperishable food donations for the food pantry



Trumbull Department of Social Services Center
23 Priscilla Place, Trumbull
(203) 452-5198

Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm
Accepts nonperishable food donations, paper products, toiletries for the food pantry



Town of Weston Social Services Department    
Town Hall Annex, 24 School Road, Weston
(203) 222-2663    

Monday, Tuesday, Friday 9:00am-4:00pm
Accepts food donations to be distributed to Weston residents in need



Homes with Hope Food Pantry

49 Richmondville Avenue #112, Westport

(203) 226-3426


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Accepts donations of nonperishable food and provides a bag of groceries to all in need.

Town of Westport Department of Human Services
Town Hall Lobby, 110 Myrtle Avenue, Westport
(203) 341-1050

Monday- Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

Assists residents of Westport with emergency food.

The Westport Woman's Club, Inc. Food Closet
44 Imperial Avenue, Westport
(203) 227-4240
Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm; 1:00pm-4:00pm

Assists residents of Westport with emergency food,


Town of Wilton Social Services Department
Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton
(203) 834-6238    
Call to arrange drop-off time.
Accepts donations of perishable and nonperishable food items, personal care items, paper products and detergents.