Partner Spotlight: Bridgeport Rescue Mission

Meet our Community Plates partner agencies. These local organizations receive our rescued food from food runners and deliver them to food insecure families in the cities where we operate.


Bridgeport Rescue Mission

Location: Bridgeport, Connecticut

Local Site: Community Plates Fairfield County

About: Bridgeport Rescue Mission was founded in 1993 to address the issues of hunger, homelessness and addiction in coastal Fairfield County. The Mission works to provide of food, shelter, clothing, education, job training and residential discipleship for the urban poor and addicted.

Mission: Bridgeport Rescue Mission fights poverty from the inside out as we embrace the urban poor and addicted with the compassion of Christ, offering hope and healing for a changed life.

Programs: Food Outreach Program, New Life Discipleship Program, Emergency Shelter for Men and Women, Guest House for Women and Children, Clothing


  • On any given night, over 1,000 people are homeless on the streets of Bridgeport, Norwalk and Stamford, and there are more than 200 homeless people in Bridgeport’s downtown area.
  • 37.6 percent of children in Bridgeport live below the poverty line.
  • 16.2 percent of families in Bridgeport live below the poverty line.
  • 18.4 percent of individuals in Bridgeport live below the poverty line.


Bridgeport Rescue Mission
1069 Connecticut Avenue, Unit 2B
Bridgeport, Connecticut