Every year on Super Bowl Sunday, Our Lady of Assumption Church in Fairfield hosts a food drive to benefit Operation Hope of Fairfield and The Thomas Merton Center in Bridgeport. This year is no different, but the need for this event may be greater than ever. With thousands of furloughed Federal employees and even more Connecticut residents seeing a decline in their SNAP benefits, the need for services from local food pantries has escalated. This may become heightened in the coming months when SNAP benefits run out completely.
The Stratfield Road Church has been highly successful running this annual event and both Operation Hope and The Thomas Merton Center are hoping that this year is no different.