Norwalk's Open Door Shelter Celebrates "Chopped" Celebrity

CTbites Team

Open Door Shelter of Norwalk is hosting a fundraiser event on November 18 from 6 to 9 pm to celebrate the recent appearance of their kitchen manager, Victor Squire, on the Food Network show Chopped.

The event will be held at Aitoro in Norwalk, and will feature a competitive cook off between Norwalk Community College culinary student chefs. Wine and appetizers will be served, and Chef Victor Squire, the Chopped competitor will be on hand throughout the event to meet guests. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online. All proceeds from the event will benefit the mission and services of the Open Door Shelter in Norwalk.

About Open Door Shelter

The mission of Open Door Shelter is to effectively address the causes and complexities of the homeless and working poor by providing shelter, food, clothing, case management services, treatment services, transitional planning for short and long term goals, subsidized housing, education, employment, and a path towards independence and success.They provide shelter nightly with over 95 beds in our facility located at 4 Merritt St. From this same facility they also operate the Manna House kitchen and pantry serving meals three times a day (over 20,000 per month) and providing boxed and canned goods to the working poor to help them make ends meet. Between the kitchen and pantry, they provide approximately 60,000 meals per month to individuals and families in our community. They also operate a number of private residences, providing supportive housing to those who are working and earning an income, but unable to afford housing in the area.



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