Recap: Community Plates 2016 "Food For All" Fundraiser

April Guilbault

The skies were gray and rainy and the weather was cool and unseasonal on the evening of May 4th. But inside The Loading Dock in Stamford, home to Abigail Kirsch Catering events space, the space was glowing with a warmth and buzzing with activity and enthusiasm. This was the night for supporters, caterers, and restaurants to come together, raise funds, and celebrate the accomplishments of Community Plates, the Fairfield County nonprofit organization that works to ease food insecurity for so many of its residents. Via a technology fueled, direct-transfer system, their team of 315 volunteers (“runners”) regularly pick up and dispatch surplus food from over 46 donors and they have provided more than 8 million meals since its founding in 2011.  

This premier strolling culinary evening highlighted new restaurants, markets and cocktail bars in the Fairfield County area. From lobster and dumplings, to doughnuts, soul food, and craft cocktails, supporters tasted and mingled for a great cause. 

[Photography courtesy of Andrew Dominick & Hey Stamford!]

Featured Restaurants

B Good

Blind Rhino

Boothbay Lobster Company

Chez Vous Bistro

Del Frisco's Grille

El Segundo


Franklin Street Works Café

Judy's Bar & Kitchen


Noir Stamford


Old Greenwich Social Club


Sign of the Whale

Tavern 489