Community Plates’ "Food for All" Fundraiser Showcases Top Chefs + CTbites Reader Discount!

Stephanie Webster

CTbites is proud to be one of this years sponsors for the Community Plates’ Food for All 2013 fundraiser which will Showcase Fairfield County’s Newest Restaurants and Top Chefs.

Ok people. We shouldn't need to convince you to support Community Plates and all that they are doing to end hunger in Fairfield County (and yes, there are 100,000 food insecure people living in Fairfield County right now). The "Food For All" event kicks-off an initiative to rescue 3,000,000 meals and celebrates impact of volunteers, food donors, service agencies. 

For one night only the area’s newest restaurants and some established favorites will come together to help Community Plates end hunger in Fairfield County.  The celebratory evening, which begins with a VIP cocktail reception (6:30-7:30) featuring an Oyster Bar by Norm Bloom & Son, followed by the main event (7:30-10:00), will include chefs and tasting tables, dancing and more.  Tickets are now on sale via

And...CTbites Readers get $25 off the regular ticket price and $50 off VIP Ticket. Use Code: CTBITES

Chef's Tasting Tables include:

Additional participants will be announced in the coming weeks.

Food for All 2013 kicks off Community Plates’ campaign to rescue 3,000,000 meals during the 2013-2014 food rescue season (October 1, 2013 – September 30, 2014).

Throughout the celebration, Community Plates will share information about the critical state of food insecurity in the U.S. and the impact each individual can have on changing the face of hunger in America.  This will include the public debut of GoResue, the organization’s newly enhanced and award-winning web and smartphone enabled interactive food rescue scheduling tool.

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The evening will also pay tribute to the dedication and achievements of Community Plates’ current volunteers, including food-service organizations that gather and donate food that would otherwise be wasted; food runners, who give of their time to pick-up and deliver food donations; and the receiving agencies that ensure donated food gets to those in need throughout the community.  Special recognition will be given to 2013 honorees Fairway Market of Stamford (Food Donor), Thomas Merton Center/St. Stephen’s Food Pantry in Bridgeport (Partner Agency), and Siobhan Crise (Food Runner).

Food for All 2013 sponsors include CT Bites, New England Culinary Group, Northern Trust, Sherman Group, and WhenToManage.  For information about sponsorship opportunities, or to get involved with Community Plates, contact Kevin Mullins at or 800-280-3298 x1

About Community Plates

Community Plates is committed to ending food insecurity in America.  Recognizing the problem as a matter of logistics, not a lack of food, the organization established a volunteer-driven, technology fueled method for transferring surplus food to those in need.  The simple process includes food donors (e.g., grocery stores, restaurants, caterers, bakeries and other food-service establishments), food runners (individuals who pick-up and deliver donated food) and receiving agencies (e.g., soup kitchens, pantries, etc.).  Scheduling is made easy with the web and smartphone enabled Community Plates’ GoRescue technology powered by WhenToManage, which received the 2013 Computerworld Honors Program 21st Century Achievement Award for human services. 

Since Community Plates was founded in 2011, more than 700 volunteers have rescued food that equates to two-million meals.  Launched and headquartered in Fairfield County, CT, Community Plates also operates in New Haven, CT, Albuquerque, NM and Columbus, OH with plans to expand to four more markets in 2014.  For more information or to get involved visit: