Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Food For All 2014 Fundraiser

Community Plates, the technology-fueled, direct-transfer food rescue organization dedicated to ending food security just announced that date of their signature fundraiser "Food For All". The benefit to support the fight to end hunger is Thursday, Oct. 2nd at  the Darien Community Association.


At the event while enjoying amazing food and drink from the area's newest restaurants, you'll learn about the organization's goals for the coming year and celebrates its many accomplishments.

“Community Plates is already responsible for picking up and delivering almost 4 million meals at a value of over $6 Million to food insecure people in Fairfield County. We’re focused on meeting the need of 110,000 people right here who struggle to know where their next meal is coming from, “ says Kevin Mullins, executive director and co-founder of Community Plates, “The Food for All 2014 fundraiser is our kick-off for our next food rescue season. It’s a lot of fun, the food is amazing, and we do a lot of good in the process.”

Food For All features the area's newest restaurants showcasing their signature dishes. This year an added highlight is a series of Craft Cocktail Bars presented by Fairfield County's most innovative bartenders.

The evening beings with a VIP cocktail reception featuring Marcia Selden Catering, followed by the main event which includes featured restaurants, libations, music, dancing and more. Tickets can be purchases here: www.communityplates.org/FFA14

Featured Restaurants (as of 8/11/14):
  • Azuca Bistro Latino - Stamford
  • Back40 Kitchen - Greenwich
  • Bravo – Stamford
  • Brick + Wood – Fairfield
  • Chef Geoff Lazlo - Greenwich
  • Craft 260 – Fairfield
  • Gastro Bar – Stamford
  • Geronimo - Fairfield
  • Hana Tokyo Japanese Bistro – Fairfield
  • Johnny Utah's – Norwalk
  • Little Barn – Westport
  • Little Pub - Greenwich
  • Local Kitchen + Beer Bar – Norwalk, Fairfield
  • Rizzuto's Sports Bar + Grill - Stamford
  • Shearwater Organic Coffee Roasters – Trumbull
  • Sign of the Whale – Stamford
  • The Granola Bar – Westport
  • Walrus + Carpenter – Bridgeport
  • Washington Prime – Norwalk
Craft Cocktail Bars / Featured Bartenders:
  • Bailey’s Backyard
  • Cask Republic / Post 154
  • Match
  • Mama’s Boy
During the event you'll also have the opportunity to learn more about Community Plates and their newly developed GoRescue application, the organization’s award-winning web and smartphone enabled interactive food rescue scheduling tool which connects food-service organizations that gather and donate food that would otherwise be wasted; to food runners, who give of their time to pick-up and deliver food donations; to the receiving agencies that ensure donated food gets to those in need throughout the community.

Here's all the need to know info:

Where: Darien Community Association, 274 Middlesex Rd, Darien, CT
When: Thursday, October 2, 2014
Time: VIP Reception: 6-7pm,  Main Event: 6:30-8:30pm
Cost: VIP Reception $100, Main Event $50
Tickets: www.communityplates.org/FFA14
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