A member of the Eastern Fairfield Cooperative Parish

About our April food collection and nOURish Bridgeport:

  • In celebration of the Greater Bridgeport Area 50th Anniversary Walk on Sunday, May 5 (AND UMC Monroe’s 50th Anniversary in 2023), we’re collecting non-perishable food items to benefit nOURish Bridgeport
  • We invite you to join us — by donating non-perishable food items, making a monetary donation, joining Team UMC Monroe OR all three!
  • Food donations will be accepted through the end of April and can be placed in the Missions wagon in the Narthex … donations will be delivered at the CROP Walk on Sunday, May 5
  • To learn more about this year’s CROP Walk and UMC Monroe’s participation, visit our website or contact Patti Early
  • To learn more about nOURish Bridgeport, please visit their website

nOURish BRIDGEPORT (capitalization intentional) is a food-centered, volunteer-powered, community-anchored 501c3 bringing hope to our City through direct service programs.  Bridgeport is defined as a Food Desert, with 1-in-4 residents facing daily food insecurity and inaccessibility to nutritious produce.  nOURish provides 800 families weekly with groceries from our Food Pantry, and formula and diapers from our Baby Center.  nOURish serves around 250 hot meals from their Feel the Warmth program every Thursday.  Every Tuesday, around 100 neighbors attend English, Citizenship and Financial Literacy classes.

Established in 2009 and Incorporated in 2010, their mission is to bring hope to our city through direct service programs.  They have ten programs focusing on education, food, and health and are striving to mitigate the effects of food scarcity and food insecurity. Each program was designed to answer a need in Bridgeport.

To learn more about nOURish Bridgeport, please visit their website