A woman and a group of high school students who volunteer at Operation Hope have been honored for volunteerism by the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County.

Lisa Brand of Fairfield and Fairfield Ludlowe High School were cited at the United Way's Volunteer Recognition Reception at Ludlowe on Thursday, April 25, the organization said.

Operation Hope operates a homeless shelter, 365-day-a-year community kitchen, a food bank and supportive housing for the needy.