Building Hope, Needs Clearing House (NCH) Assist Bridgeport Food Pantry

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Food pantry. File photo

The Building Hope Foundation Inc. in collaboration with The Needs Clearing House Inc. will be installing on Thursday August 27th a new Bilco door and repairing the basement access for the Blessed Sacrament food pantry located at 275 Union Avenue Bridgeport.

Going forward Building Hope will also serve as on-call advisors for the Church and Food Pantry.

The food pantry serves hundreds of local residents in need, providing them with fresh produce, canned goods, basic staples and baked goods. These items are donated by the Connecticut Food Bank, other local parishes, local merchants and individuals on a weekly basis. Much of the fresh produce comes from the  Parking Lot Farm which is tended by the Pax In Terra Initiative and Fr. Skip.

The repair of the basement entry way will mitigate a previously unsafe condition. It will also provide a much easier way to load and unload the food pantry’s storage area saving the facility the many additional volunteer labor hours required to restock their shelves.

The Building Hope Foundation and the NCH are non-profit organizations.  The Building Hope Foundation was established by the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Fairfield County to invest funds, time and expertise donated by its members.

The Building Hope Foundation is inspired to build brighter futures for the veterans, families and individuals who have given back to the people of Fairfield County. Building Hope’s past contributions have included participation in building handicap accessible ramps for clients of St. Vincent’s Special Needs Center, donations to the EJ’s House construction project in Ridgefield, the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition project in Bridgeport, Habitat for Humanity, the Marine Corps League, the American Legion and the Girls Scouts Cookies for the Troops program.

NCH endeavors to match charitable needs with individuals and organizations that can meet those needs. Originally contacted by Blessed Sacrament, NCH forged the partnership with the Building Hope Foundation to meet the needs of the church and the community.

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