The Fairfield Food Pantry started as a result of the Fairfield Community Connection Group’s community survey in 1996 revealing a need for a pantry in Fairfield. The Community Connection Group’s founder formed an Independent board, solicited start up donations and located the pantry at an available commercial space on Magie Avenue in Fairfield. It has been a growing and successful operation since, and has expanded its services as needs arise and change.

Members of the initial board used their expertise in law, business, finance, and volunteerism to incorporate as a 501(c)-3 nonprofit, set guidelines and began operation as a nonprofit business.   Today’s board of 11 caring community leaders meet monthly to make decisions on the pantry needs and operation. The pantry is currently blessed with two part time employees who conduct operations three days a week and volunteers who assist as needed.