The Building Hope Foundation and The Needs Clearing House (NCH) Comes to the Aid of Bridgeport Food Pantry


Fairfield County Home Builders foundation and NCH provides needed community services

The Building Hope Foundation Inc. in collaboration with The Needs Clearing House Inc. installed  a new Bilco door and repaired the basement access for the Blessed Sacrament food pantry located at 275 Union Avenue Bridgeport, CT.   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 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 Father Skip’s Parking Lot Farm. 

The Building Hope Foundation (BHF) was established by the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Fairfield County to invest funds, time and expertise donated by its members. BHF is inspired to build brighter futures for the veterans, families and individuals who have given back to the people of Fairfield County. 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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