Local Community and Markets Come Together to Provide Meals this Thanksgiving

27 Nov
Community Plates Rescue Run

Karol Brumit loads up her car at Fairway with the help of Tom Hauser, new Community Plates Fairfield County Site Director

This past weekend Coalhouse Pizza teamed up with Two Roads Brewery in Stratford and us for a fundraiser that would benefit Community Plates.  Although we were busy during the day, an amazing amount of people went out for brunch, for pizza, for drinks, and to help out.  When we did come by for dinner, we were amazed to see every table taken and people waiting for seats.  What a great turnout!  And, it turns out that Gerard Robertson (owner and beer god) confirmed that through sales that day he’s going to be donating $650 to Community Plates.  That money will go a long way in helping them to end hunger in Fairfield County and beyond by rescuing food from restaurants and markets then delivering it to food banks and local organizations.

One such provider of food is Fairway Market of Stamford.  They recently donated 140 turkeys, 15 cases of yams, and a pallet of Vitamin Water to the Norwalk-based Community Plates.  From there, food runners loaded up their cars and delivered the food to Mid Fairfield Aids Project, Norwalk Grassroots Tennis, Wilson Food Pantry and Person to Person.  Also, Trader Joe’s in Darien, Fairfield, Stamford, and Westport are important leaders in the food rescue community, providing their pre and post Thanksgiving food to Community Plates.

If you’d like to give back, there’s lots to do:

  1. Volunteer at a soup kitchen or food bank on a monthly basis
  2. Donate to a food bank, soup kitchen, or Community Plates
  3. Help rescue food and deliver it to those who need it via Community Plates
  4. Organize fundraisers
  5. Take part in organized food donations at stores, school, and markets

Happy Thanksgiving everybody,

Dan and Kristien

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