STAMFORD, Conn. -- Community Plates, the technology-fueled food rescue organization dedicated to ending food insecurity, is presenting its signature fundraising event, "Food for All," on Wednesday, May 4 -- and the list of participating restaurants is growing.
The event will showcase Fairfield County's newest restaurants and craft cocktails, while highlighting Community Plates' goals for the year, celebrating its accomplishments, and showing gratitude to the volunteers and supporters helping to end food insecurity in the community.
Food for All's signature craft cocktails will be presented by the mix masters of the restaurants at Harbor Point: Paloma, Sign of the Whale, and Fortina. Other featured restaurants now include:
- a new Vietnamese noodle and breakfast house, by Matt Storch
- the Blind Rhino
- Boothbay Lobster Co.
- Chez Vous Bistro
- Del Frisco's Grille
- El Segundo
- Franklin Street Works Café
- Judy’s Bar + Kitchen
- Noir Stamford
- Old Greenwich Social Club
- Tavern 489
"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," said Kevin Mullins, executive director and co-founder of Community Plates. "This means over 12 million pounds of food has been kept out of the 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.
"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 learn more about Community Plates and its software application, which food-service organizations that have food that would otherwise be wasted, food runners and receiving agencies that ensure donated food gets to those in need.
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