Monday, March 21, 2016

Mark Your Calendar - Food For All 2016


On Wednesday, May 4th you'll be able to get your fill of food and drink from the area's newest places all to benefit Community Plates and their mission to end hunger.

Community Plates signature fundraising event, Food For All, features Fairfield County’s newest restaurants and artisans who have just recently entered onto the local dining scene. There are also signature craft cocktail bars, which this year will be presented by the mix masters of The Restaurants @ Harbor Point Stamford; Paloma, Sign of the Whale, and Fortina.

The Details
Where: Abigail Kirsch at The Loading Dock, 375 Fairfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902
When: Wednesday, May 4th from 6:30 to 9 pm
Ticket Price: $100 per person, groups rates available
http://communityplates.org/ffa16ffld/

The event gives the nonprofit an opportunity to share goals for the coming year, celebrate its accomplishments, and say thank-you to the many volunteers and supporters helping to end food insecurity in the community. Guests also have a chance to learn more about Community Plates and their software app, the organization’s award-winning web and smartphone enabled interactive food rescue scheduling tool. The technology 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.

“Since launching in 2011 Community Plates Fairfield County has already picked up and delivered over 8 million meals at a value of over $13 million to local food insecure people. This means over 12 million pounds of food has been kept out of landfill and gone to where it’s needed most. Powered by our proprietary technology and our innovative hunger relief model, every bit of this food has been rescued by over 320 volunteer food runners from our area., “ says Kevin Mullins, Executive Director and co-founder of Community Plates, “This event is a double whammy of fun and impact. Last year we were able to rescue and deliver over 1.5 million meals with the funds we raised at the event and we are hoping to make an even larger dent in Fairfield County hunger this year.”

Here's the list of featured restaurants as of 3/16/16:
A New Vietnamese Noodle + Breakfast House Matt Storch (so new it's not even open yet)
b.good
Blind Rhino
Boothbay Lobster Co.
Chez Vous
Del Frisco's Grille
El Segundo
Franklin Street Works Café
Judy’s Bar + Kitchen
Lithos
Noir Stamford
Old Greenwich Social Club
Tavern 489
WUJI

Craft Cocktail Bars:
Fortina
Paloma
Sign of the Whale

About Community Plates
Founded in January 2011, Community Plates is committed to ending American food-insecurity through direct-transfer food rescue. To learn more or volunteer, visit their website: http://communityplates.org/.

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