Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands.
Community Plates has always been about taking things into your own hands. From their food runners that pick up food from local restaurants and stores then deliver them to local shelters and food organizations, to food shelters and other food organizations that feed the food insecure, to organizers who spend countless hours finding ways to get meals into the hands of the hungry. And, it’s nice to be a part of the magic as we join the Community Plates Benefit Committee this year for an awesome event called Food for All 2013: A Night to End Hunger in Fairfield County. This great event doubles as a fundraiser for all the awesome work that they do every year. In fact, they are hoping to rescue over 3,000,000 meals by 2014. And, that shouldn’t be hard because since starting in 2011, they have already rescued over 2,000,000.
Food for All 2013, which is the third annual event, will take place on October 1 at The Loading Dock in Stamford. And, there are two different tickets that you can get for the night, depending on what you’d like to do and how much you’d like to donate:
1) VIP Cocktail Reception from 6:30-7:30
VIPs will have access to a cocktail reception that features local chefs, an Oyster bar courtesy of Norm Bloom and Son, an open bar, and other surprises. You’ll also receive access to A Night to End Hunger.
2) A Night to End Hunger from 7:30-10
Some of Connecticut’s hottest and newest restaurants will be on hand, giving tasty portions of their food. There will be dancing, an open bar (they go very nicely together), a talk about food insecurity, special recognitions, and lots of surprises along the way. We can’t wait to share some of the great stuff that’s planned out for you. In the meantime, here are some more details about A Night to End Hunger
- Cask Republic, the Stamford-based tavern voted one of the best pubs in Connecticut.
- Aladin Indian Bistro (Norwalk), where lighter more health conscious ‘traditional’ Indian food delivers the dramatic impact of the cuisine’s spices and preparation techniques.
- Mama’s Boy Southern Table & Refuge, which offers Southern hospitality and charm with a little sass.
- NOLA Oyster Bar in Norwalk, where the dining experience incorporates “from New Orleans to Maine and all shorelines in-between.”
- Post 154 (Westport), with a land and sea menu concept that is global, often playful, occasionally more refined, and always flavorful and contrasting.
- 323 Restaurant & Bar in Westport, which combines the charm of an authentic New England farmhouse with New York sophistication.
- The Spread in Norwalk (just added)
- Millstone Farm in Wilton (just added)
- Bar Sugo in Norwalk (just added)
- Oak + Almond in Norwalk (just added)
- Mecha Noodle Bar in Fairfield (just added)
- Bailey’s Backyard in Ridgefield (just added)
- Baro in Fairfield (just added)
- Boca in Stamford (just added)
- Redding Roadhouse in Redding (just added)
- And even more restaurants that will be added shortly.
Open bar and dancing…
Reveal of Community Plates award-winning GoRescue program
Recognition of Fairway Market Stamford (food donor), Thomas Merton Center/St. Stephen’s Food Pantry (Partner Agency), and Siobhan Crise (Volunteer Food Runner).
Hopefully you can make this event that will help Community Plates feed the hungry and food insecure of Fairfield County. Their goal for the night is to raise $100,000 between ticket sales and sponsorships. Let’s make it happen, people! Even if you can’t make it, think about a donation to help out or even becoming a food-runner.
Please help us spread the word about Community Plates and the Food for All 2013 fundraiser,
Dan and Kristien