It’s no coincidence that Community Plates‘ annual fundraiser is called Food for All because that’s exactly their goal: food for all people. While we have written about them many times on our blog, we’ve done a few runs, we guest bartended at Bistro 7 in Wilton to help raise some vital funds, and also helped to organize a fundraiser at Coalhouse Pizza with Gerard, the need to help out and eradicate hunger in Fairfield County and beyond still remains. That’s why they’ve organized the 2014 Food for All event, happening this year on 10/2 at the Darien Community Association.
Helping make things awesome this year at the VIP Reception featuring light bites and a cocktail party from 6-7 ($100 and includes the Main Event) is the always fabulous Marcia Selden Catering & Event Planning. Then, starting at 6:30 and going until 8:30, check out the Main Event ($50) that includes some of Fairfield County’s best and newest restaurants. Also, new this year, are killer cocktails from restaurants who embrace cocktails and house some amazing mixologists.
Here’s the info:
Craft Cocktails from Local Restaurants
Restaurants (as of 8/11/14):
Azuca Bistro Latino – Stamford
Back 40 Kitchen – Greenwich
Bravo – Stamford
Brick + Wood – Fairfield
Craft 260 – Fairfield
Gastro Bar – Stamford
Hana Tokyo – Fairfield
Johnny Utah’s – Norwalk
Little Barn – Westport
Little Pub – Greenwich
Local Kitchen + Beer Bar – Norwalk, Fairfield
Shearwater Organic Coffee Roasters – Trumbull
Sign of the Whale – Stamford
The Granola Bar – Westport
Walrus & Carpenter – Bridgeport
Washington Prime – Norwalk
We hope you can make this great event that not only helps to make a huge difference in people’s lives, but is also a great time. When we went last year, we tried so many new restaurants, had a chance to meet up with fellow writters, and had some nice moments with the chefs and owners who were there supporting Community Plates. The goal this year is to raise at least $75,000…and, with the way people were so generous last year, we don’t think this will be a problem at all. If you’d like to learn more about Community Plates, please check out our original post, see the “About” section below, and visit them at the Westport Farmers’ Market on 8/28 from 10-2 pm. Also, feel free to send us any questions via e-mail.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
VIP Reception + Main Event: 6-7 PM, $100
Main Event: 6:30-8:30 PM, $50
Darien Community Association
274 Middlesex Rd, Darien, CT 06820
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.