Did you know that Fairfield and New Haven counties are both home to a direct-transfer food rescue foundation committed to ending food insecurity in America called Community Plates?
Since 2011 Community Plates has been helping those who suffer from food insecurity by using a volunteer-driven food rescue platform which works to coordinate food service organizations such as restaurants, bakeries, and caterers with soup kitchens, food pantries, and other organizations. Volunteers act as food runners and help to deliver the healthy, usable food so it doesn’t go to waste and helps feed those in need. In fact, since its launch in 2011 Community Plates has rescued over 5.3 million meals or over 8 million pounds of food! In addition to Fairfield and New Haven counties in Connecticut, the non-profit organization also operates in Columbus, OH; Albuquerque, NM; and New Orleans, LA; it plans to open six to eight additional sites in 2015.
But Community Plates cannot do it all alone – they need your help!
Join Community Plates in battling food insecurity in Connecticut tonight at their annual benefit, “Food For all, 2015” from 6-9pm at the Abigail Kirsch at The Loading Dock in Stamford.
For $75 a ticket ($60 each for groups of 6 or more) you can enjoy the food and libations from some of Connecticut’s finest while also contributing to a great organization helping to meet the needs of 110,000 people right here in Connecticut as Kevin Mullins, executive director and co-founder of Community Plates explains:
“Every bit of this food rescued has been completed by volunteers from all over our area, caught up in this food rescue revolution, powered by our GoRescue technology and our innovative hunger relief model. We’re focused on meeting the need of 110,000 people right here who struggle to know where their next meal is coming from.The Food for All 2015 fundraiser helps sustain and propel us toward our mission of bringing hunger to an end here in Fairfield County. Our current impact is twenty meals rescued and delivered for every one dollar donated! This type of impact would have been unheard of before and offers real hope for ending this senseless problem. Food for All is a lot of fun. The food and the energy in the room is amazing – and we do a lot of good in the process.”
Along with some great food and libations, the event will also be featuring a photography exhibit from which attendees of tonight’s event have the opportunity to purchase work by some of the industry’s well-known food photographers! 100% of the proceeds will be going to Community Plates.
Come down to The Loading Dock in Stamford tonight and help support this great cause!
Thursday, May 7, 6-9 PM
Abigail Kirsch at The Loading Dock
375 Fairfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902
Tickets: $75 ($60 each for groups of 6 or more)
Tonight’s Featured Restaurants Include:
Aji 10 Latin Cuisine & Pisco Bar
Amore Cucina & Bar
Cafe Madrid & Tapas Bar
Dante’s Restaurant & Bar
Fleisher’s Craft Butchery
Golden View Firenze
Greenwich Cheese Co.
Jax & Co.
K is for Cookies
Table 104 Osteria & Bar
CRAFT COCKTAIL BARS
Walrus & Carpenter
*Photos and images are courtesy of MaxExPr*