Community Plates Event: FoodForAll 2016

COMMUNITY PLATES’ FOOD FOR ALL 2016 to Showcase Fairfield County’s Newest Restaurants and Craft Cocktail Bars. A Benefit to End Food Insecurity in Fairfield County.

Community Plates, the technology-fueled, direct-transfer food rescue organization dedicated to ending food insecurity in America, is thrilled to present their signature fundraising event, “Food for All”. The event highlights Community Plates’ goals for the coming year, celebrates its accomplishments, and pays gratitude to the many volunteers and supporters who share in the desire to put an end to food insecurity in our community. Food for All, in keeping with Community Plates’ forward thinking and innovative practices, features Fairfield County’s newest restaurants and artisans who have just recently entered onto the local dining scene. This year’s craft cocktail bars will be presented by the mix masters of Harbor Point Stamford; Paloma, Sign of the Whale, and Fortina. Corporate sponsors for this year's event include Whole Foods, Northern Trust, Nestle Waters, Diageo, Go Nation, The Loading Dock and Uber. “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.” 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. Event Details:

Wed. May 4 6:30-9 PM Abigail Kirsch at The Loading Dock 375 Fairfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902 Tickets: $75 ($60 each for groups of 6 or more)

Featured Restaurants:

b.good - Fairfield

Blind Rhino - Norwalk

Boothbay Lobster Co. - Stamford

Chez Vous - Stamford

Del Frisco's Grille - Stamford

El Segundo - Norwalk

Franklin Street Works Café - Stamford

Judy’s Bar & Kitchen - Stamford

Lithos - Darien

Noir Stamford - Stamford

nom-eez - Bridgeport

Old Greenwich Social Club - Greenwich

Tavern 489 - Stamford

WUJI - Greenwich/Rye

Craft Cocktail Bars:

Fortina - Stamford

Paloma - Stamford

Sign of the Whale - Stamford

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.