Welcome to PORCH Fairfield! We are a local all-volunteer, grassroots organization
committed to fighting hunger in our community. We collect food and cash donations
through monthly neighborhood food drives which we bring to local food pantries to feed
families in need in our community.

PORCH Fairfield was started in response to the growing rate of food insecurity caused
by the pandemic. According to the CT Office of Legislative Research, in 2020, 14% of
Fairfield County residents were considered food insecure, meaning they have a reduced
quality and variety of diet, may eat less and their eating patterns are disrupted due to
lack of money and resources. Many of our friends and neighbors were looking for a way
to help and make a difference in our community. There are individual PORCH
communities like ours all over the country. They give people the opportunity to make an
immediate impact in their communities by providing an ongoing and stable supply of
food to pantries and program participants.

Our chapter is NEW in 2022 and we are really excited to get started. We hope to grow and
add many more neighborhoods across Fairfield. Anyone can help by donating,
collecting, sorting, or organizing volunteers for as little as a few hours a month. If you
are interested in getting involved or would just like more information please contact us at


Started in 2010 in Chapel Hill, NC, PORCH is an all-volunteer,
grassroots hunger relief organization that has
collected and donated more than $2.1 million
in hunger relief across all their communities.

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How PORCH Works

PORCH is built around the very simple idea of a neighborhood food drive. Here’s how it works, in three easy steps:

Once a month, on a designated day, residents place a food donation of individual sized-portions on their front porch.

A volunteer neighborhood coordinator goes porch to porch and picks up the food donations.

The donated food is transported by car to a central location where it is sorted, packed and then delivered to the Operation Hope Food Pantry in Fairfield.

The three-step process is easy and it’s also efficient. With the help of dedicated volunteers, all the food collected from the many neighborhood food drives moves from porch to pantries in just a few hours’ time. From there, it goes to individuals and families who struggle with food insecurity.

Why PORCH works

PORCH is easy. Donors just leave food on their porches and volunteers pick it up. 

PORCH is consistent. Monthly drives provide an ongoing and stable supply of food to pantries and program participants.

PORCH is inclusive. Anyone can help by donating, collecting, sorting, distributing or organizing volunteers in as little as a few hours a month.PORCH is flexible. Coordinators can request neighbors donate specific items as required by a pantry in any given month, best meeting the needs of the pantries and families. There is no monthly commitment for donors.

Get Involved


Become a Neighborhood Coordinator and help us offer this program to YOUR Fairfield neighborhood! 

If you want to get involved, email us at: Fairfield@porchcommunities.org

Volunteer Form

Make a Donation

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We are partnering with the Operation Hope Food Pantry which is a local organization that provides at least 150,000 meals a year to over 800 Fairfield households. 
Here are their most needed items this month. Standard sizes (not bulk) appreciated!

Ensure & Boost
Almond & soy milks
Juice (canned or bottled; no juice boxes)
Pancake syrup
Coffee – instant & ground
Hot cocoa mix & packets
Flour, sugar & oil

Founded by The Jones Family, PORCH Fairfield joins the growing network of PORCH affiliates.