House of Hope Community Food Drive at St. Vincent's
St. Vincent’s Health Services and Aquarion, are partnering again this year in support of the 2nd annual House of Hope community food drive. The shed, located in the front of the Medical Center will be open to accept donations beginning September 17th. The drive will run from through November 16th.
The central drop off will be located between the Cancer Center entrance and main entrance of the Medical Center. SVHS offsite locations will be included and we will reach out to you soon to deliver drop boxes.
Last year, the drive concluded with a grand total of 8,569 pounds / 4.5 tons of food donated. This year, our goal is to collect 5 tons.
Please drop off your donations at the Medical Center and help us exceed our goal.
About Our Donation Recipients:
The Thomas Merton Center is a community soup kitchen and day shelter serving the women, men and children of a Greater Bridgeport. The center provides basic needs of food, clothing and temporary shelter as well as a peaceful atmosphere for those in need.
The Spooner House is operated by ACT (Area Congregations Together Inc.) with the mission of providing food, shelter and support services to people in need. Spooner dedicates their energy to helping clients establish self-sufficient living situations while maintaining dignity.
Our Family Health Center allows St. Vincent’s to put its mission in action, the mission of the Daughters of Charity, who founded the Medical Center in 1903. Families in the Bridgeport community can access a number of services offered through the center.
Bridgeport Rescue Mission serves hungry, homeless and addicted people throughout Fairfield County, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, fighting poverty from the inside out by providing a place of hope through a yearlong educational program, counseling and case management. Funded by compassionate individuals, churches, businesses, organizations.
Below is a picture of last year’s drive organizers at the Bridgeport Rescue Mission.
The food on those shelves behind the drive's organizers came from our House of Hope drive. This is where area families in need come to “grocery shop”.
Director, Rev. Terry Wilcox (pictured on the left) shared with us that meals are served at the Bridgeport Rescue Mission location and frequently, children as young as 9 yrs old will come in alone after school to have dinner there.
Your help is both needed and greatly appreciated by St. Vincent's Medical Center, and the community at large.