Homes with Hope's Food Pantry at the Gillespie Center, 45 Jesup Road, Westport, is now open on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon in addition to its regular hours from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The new hours are made possible through the efforts of Saugatuck Congregational Church's confirmation class, which will be at the food pantry on Saturday mornings.

The pantry offers two pre-packed bags of groceries per household, weekly. The food is available to all households and it is not necessary to be a Westport resident. Pantry staff and volunteers ask patrons' names and where they are from to keep track of the distribution of the food.

Homes with Hope, formerly known as the Interfaith Housing Association, also operates 19 units of Permanent Supportive housing in Westport and Norwalk.

For more information on the program and services provided by Homes with Hope, visit their website at