COMMUNITY PLATES’ FOOD FOR ALL 2016 is May 4th! Get your tickets now for one of the best parties in Fairfield County. Food For All Showcases Fairfield County’s Newest Restaurants and Craft Cocktail Bars in a benefit to End Food Insecurity in Fairfield County. (View the complete list of participating restaurants below)
Community Plates is a technology-fueled, direct-transfer food rescue organization dedicated to ending food insecurity in America. 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.
nom-eez, Fortina, El Segundo, b.good, Blind Rhino, Boothbay Lobster Co., Lithos, Chez Vous, Del Frisco's Grille, Franklin Street Works Café, Judy’s Bar & Kitchen, Noir Stamford, Old Greenwich Social Club, Tavern 489, WUJI, Harbor Point Stamford, Paloma, Sign of the Whale
Abigail Kirsch at The Loading Dock, 375 Fairfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902
Ticket Price: $100 Purchase Tickets here.
“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.”
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about Community Plates and their software application, 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.
About Community Plates
Founded in January 2011, Community Plates is committed to ending American food-insecurity through direct-transfer food rescue. Established as a 501(c)3 non-profit food-rescue platform, Community Plates is focused on transferring healthy, usable foods to where it can help feed those in need. This volunteer-driven, technology fueled process coordinates with restaurants, grocers, bakeries, caterers and other food-service organizations who have foods destined to be thrown away and delivers the food to soup-kitchens, food-pantries and other hunger relief organizations who serve food-insecure individuals and families. Community Plates currently operates in Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Albuquerque, NM; Fairfield County, CT; New Haven, CT; Hartford, CT; New Orleans, LA; with plans to open seven additional sites in 2016.