STAMFORD, Conn. -- New and established Fairfield County restaurants will come together for the food-rescue organization Community Plates for its third annual fall fund-raiser, Food for All, at The Loading Dock in Stamford on Oct. 1.
The celebratory evening, which begins with a VIP cocktail reception (6:30 to 7:30 p.m.) featuring an Oyster Bar by Norm Bloom & Son, followed by the main event (7:30 to 10:00 p.m.), will include chefs and tasting tables, dancing and more. Tickets are now on sale via Eventbrite.com, with special pricing for early purchases before Saturday.
Some of the restaurants to be featured at the event include The Cask Republic of Stamford,; Aladin Indian Bistro, Mama’s Boy Southern Table & Refuge and NOLA Oyster Bay of Norwalk; and Post 154 and 323 Restaurant & Bar in Westport.
Food for All 2013 kicks off Community Plates’ campaign to rescue three million meals during the 2013-2014 food-rescue season.
“We’ve come a long way since our launch in 2011, as hundreds of volunteers have helped us rescue over two-million meals valued at approximately $4,000,000, with the bulk of this food going to Fairfield County families in need,” Kevin Mullins, executive director and co-founder of Community Plates, said in a statement. “Our game changing technology and volunteer-driven model enable us to maximize funds and scale our services unlike any other organization. This year’s fund-raising goal of $100,000, for example, will help us to rescue another one-million meals over the next year and to expand to four new markets."
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.
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.
For information about sponsorship opportunities, or to get involved with Community Plates, contact Kevin Mullins at email@example.com or 800-280-3298, ext. 1.