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Food for All 2014 — A Night to End Hunger in Fairfield County (10/2/14)

Food is our natural birthright. Unfortunately, many go without the basic provision of a meal and don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Among the many organizations across the country that are fighting to end hunger, locally Community Plates is hard at work doing their part to make hunger a thing of the past.

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Community Plates, a rescue organization dedicated to ending food insecurity in America, is gearing up for their stellar fundraising event, “Food for  All.”

Food for All is a dynamic benefit and culinary event featuring Fairfield County’s newest restaurants and craft cocktail bars. Attendees will be treated to delicious signature dishes from area restaurants and enjoy selections from innovative bartenders who will be mixing up their finest cocktails. The festivities, which will be held at the Darien Community Association, kick off with a VIP cocktail reception (tickets $100) from 6pm – 7pm and the main event (tickets $50) is from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. In addidtion to food and libations, there will also be music and dancing.

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From the press release:

 “Community Plates is already responsible for picking up and delivering almost 4 million meals at a value of over $6 Million to food insecure people in Fairfield County. We’re focused on meeting the need of 110,000 people right here who struggle to know where their next meal is coming from,“ says Kevin Mullins, executive director and co-founder of Community Plates, “The Food for All 2014 fundraiser is our kick-off for our next food rescue season. It’s a lot of fun, the food is amazing, and we do a lot of good in the process.”

While at Food for All, guests can learn more about Community Plates and the GoRescue application, Community Plates’ newly developed web and smartphone interactive food rescue scheduling tool.

From the Community Plates website:

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 Featured Restaurants and Craft Cocktail Bars include:

Bridgeport

Walrus & Carpenter

Fairfield

Brick + Wood
Craft 260
Hana Tokyo
Local Kitchen + Beer Bar

Greenwich

Back40 Kitchen
Little Pub

Norwalk

Johnny Utah’s
Local Kitchen + Beer Bar
Washington Prime

Stamford

Azuca Bistro Latino
Bravo
Gastro Bar
Sign of the Whale

Trumball

Shearwater Organic Coffee Roasters

Westport

Little Barn
The Granola Bar 

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Craft Cocktail Bars / Featured Bartenders

Bailey’s Backyard
Cask Republic / Post 154
Match
Mama’s Boy

**Listen to 95.9 The Fox for your chance to win a $50 gift card from participating restaurants!**

Event Details:

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Darien Community Association
274 Middlesex Rd, Darien, CT 06820

VIP Reception: 6-7 PM, $100
Main Event: 6:30-8:30 PM, $50

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 4.9 million meals to date.  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: http://communityplates.org.

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