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Eat for Equity Stamford has gone to the dawgs for its next meal benefitting Kids Helping Kids

26 Nov

Eat for Equity is back with some more awesome food and great times! Anybody who’s anyone will be meeting up at 15 Fairway Drive in Stamford from 7-10 on 12/6 for an all-growned up version of a meal in support of Kids Helping Kids. Here’s more about KHK: 

“Our mission is to develop leadership skills through youth-led service projects.  We empower students to take their passion and turn it into action to make a difference in the lives of other kids.”

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Eat for Equity Stamford Preps for 10th Benefit Dinner on August 16

29 Jul

New Eat for Equity Stamford Logo

If you’ve been following our blog, it’s no secret that we are huge supporters of Eat for Equity Stamford.  And, what’s not to love about a group of volunteers who put together meals with all money raised going to local charities?  And, just as exciting, what’s not to love about local businesses like Saugatuck Craft Butchery and Shop Rite Super Grade A who come together to provide high quality food that is also local?  It’s a marriage of everything awesome…plus, after each dinner, you always leave feeling good, feeling like you’ve helped to make a change in the community, and you probably have made a few new great friends in the process, too.

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Eat for Equity Picnic @ Agnew Apple Orchard to Benefit Greenwich Land Trust

28 May
New Eat for Equity Stamford Logo

E4E is back!

We are excited to announce that Eat for Equity has planned its second dinner of the year.  This time, they are taking things a little bit past the city limits into Greenwich.  Dinner will be served on Saturday, June 14, from 4-7 pm on the beautiful Agnew Apple Orchards.  What?  Greenwich has an orchard?  Awesome!  Even cooler:  you’ll be having a picnic on that 6.7 acre piece of land, enjoying some great food, drinks, and making some new friends.  Make sure to reserve your spot by signing up here…and bring some people with you, too.  The more, the merrier.  

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Art of Food Dinner w/ Eat for Equity @ Franklin Street Works – Stamford, CT

27 Jan

Our good buddies at Eat for Equity are back in 2014, now making great meals and raising lots of money for local charities for over a year.  This time around they’ll be making a from-scratch meal with lots of local love at Franklin Street Works in Downtown Stamford.  There is never any charge to come in and take part in Eat for Equity events, but donations of $15-20 are encouraged.  And, this time around, the money donated will go right to Franklin Street Works, a fun art gallery that has thematic and rotating art exhibitions from various artists…and also a cafe.

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Eat for Equity Stamford Paints it Pink with October Feast

1 Oct

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Eat for Equity is back with a very special meal on October 19.  Not only are they celebrating their one year anniversary, but they are doing their darndest to help Paint Stamford Pink.  Yes, the items on Saturday’s menu are pink in some ways, so there’s a literal interpretation, but there’s also the deeper meaning of what pink symbolizes.  All the money raised with the dinner ($15-$20 donations are suggested) from 7-10 that night will be donated to Stamford Hospital’s Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center and the Paint The Town Pink campaign.  

While the food has been generously provided by local restaurants and markets such as Saugatuck Craft Butchery and Grade A, Eat for Equity is run by a great group of local volunteers who want to make a difference in the community.  If you’d like to help out at this meal or any Eat for Equity event as a volunteer or greeter, then please e-mail stamford@eatforequity.org.  Make sure to reserve your spot by October 11 by simply confirming here.  For more information about Eat for Equity, please check out our original post and their website.  Here’s the pinktastic menu:

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Picnic in the Park w/ Eat for Equity Stamford 2 Benefit Mill River Collaborative

20 Aug

Eat for Equity Stamford is back with another great dinner event planned for August 31, but it’s different than any of their other events. When we had Kristien’s birthday party at our house, Meg and RJ told us that they wanted to do something really fun and summery this time around. Their thoughts: a giant picnic outside to enjoy the beautiful weather. We loved the idea and they made it official by posting the event a few weeks ago.

Mill River Park in Stamford, Home of Pork in the ParkThis is how it’s going to work:

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Haitian Food’s the Focus of Eat for Equity Stamford’s June Event, Benefiting Haiti Marycare

21 May

New Eat for Equity Stamford Logo

One of the best things to come to Stamford recently was Eat for Equity, an organization run by awesome people that brings the community together over great food to make a difference.  And, as you may remember from our previous posts, they create dinner experiences every other month and, wouldn’t ya know it, the next event is just around the corner.  On Saturday, June 15 from 7-10 pm, you’ll be helping Haiti Marycare while having some authentic and killer Haitian food.  If you’re not familiar with this charity, they are a non-profit that, according to Eat for Equity, “Operates a primary healthcare clinic and two schools in partnership with Haitian organizations, as well as initiating community projects ranging from clean water, agricultural programs to micro-loans. Their mission is to work with local partners to improve lives through child and family health programs, education and community development.”

Here is just some of the food for you to enjoy:  fried plantains, rice and beans, and chicken stew.

Please check out the event page and RSVP before June 8 so they have an accurate headcount of people who will be there.  When you arrive, you don’t need to worry about giving in a ticket…they’ll have your name on a list.  While the Eat for Equity events are always free, they do suggest a donation of $15-$20 per person.  There will be some drinks there, but you should certainly feel free to bring some brews or wine to share.  Hey, the more the merrier!  Because there will be alcohol, only people 21 or older are allowed to attend.

Haiti Marycare June 2013 Dinner for Eat for Equity Stamford

June 15, 7-10 PM

Suggested $15-20 donation

97 Wedgemere Road

Stamford, CT 06905

Get your tickets by checking out the Eventbrite site.

 

Spring Has Sprung Dinner w/ Eat for Equity Stamford + Rebuilding Together Fairfield County

18 Mar

New Eat for Equity Stamford Logo

Since we told you about Eat for Equity back in September, they have held three wildly successful dinners.  And, after holding three events, Eat for Equity chapters become formally recognized by the organization and become official.  Now they are official…congratulations Meg, RJ, and everybody else who has worked so hard to make Eat for Equity Stamford so successful.

After having these three great dinners, they are back for some more fun-filled action on April 6 from 7-10 at the Parallel 41 apartments, 1340 Washington Boulevard in Stamford.  100% of the money being donated will be going to Rebuilding Together Fairfield County.  They are a nonprofit volunteer organization that works with local groups to preserve and revitalize homes and communities in Fairfield County.  All of the repairs and work done on the homes comes at no cost to the families.  Eat for Equity notes, “All work is done with them, not for them.”  This furthers Eat for Equity’s mission of giving everybody in the local community a fair shot and evening the playing ground.

Now, onto the meal itself.  The menu just cries out SPRING, especially with lots of fresh local veggies!  Ah, what better way to welcome in the warmer seasons than having a great meal, meeting new people, and catching up with old friends?  We can’t wait!  As always, you must be 21 or older to attend and don’t need to bring food with you…but if you’d like to bring some beer and wine you’d be the best EVER.  Also, there is no charge to take part in the dinner, but if you could muster up $15-20 for a donation, that would rock.  So, make sure you get your tickets by visiting here (you don’t need to print them out), bring a check or cash with you for the donation, then munch away on all this great food:

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Yee Haw! Eat for Equity Goes Tex-Mex with Meal to Benefit Domus

4 Jan

Fixin’ to have a great meal, meet new people, have a blast, and help out a local charity?  Of course you are, partner.  When we attended our first Eat for Equity event back in October, we were blown away by how many people showed up, how great the food was, and how much money was raised ($1,078) for Kids in Crisis.  Their second meal focused on vegetarian fare and was heart healthy and raised $1,688 for American Red Cross, directly benefiting those affected by Hurricane Sandy.  This time around, good ol’ fashioned Texan food is the focus with all donations from the night benefiting Domus of Stamford.  Domus fights for the most disadvantaged children in the Stamford area, giving them hope and the help to be successful.

Meg and RJ from Eat for Equity Stamford, Noming on Some Killer Grilled Cheese

Meg and RJ from Eat for Equity Stamford, Noming on Some Killer Grilled Cheese

Well, y’all want to mosey on down to Trailblazers Academy, located at 83 Lockwood Avenue in Stamford on 2/2 from 7-10 for heapin’ portions of awesome Texan food.  There’s no cost to get in, but a donation of $15-20 to Domus would be purely awesome.  The meal, like all Eat for Equity events, features fresh and local ingredients whenever possible.  The whole night, also, is put together by Eat for Equity staff and volunteers who want to help by cleaning, cooking, or organizing.  Check out more info with our original post and make sure to register by clicking here.  Now,  here’s the menu, cowpokes:

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Eat for Equity Stamford’s Second Feast Goes Red to Benefit American Red Cross

9 Nov

If you were able to hit up the last Eat for Equity event that centered on childhood faves to raise money ($1,078) for Kids in Crisis, you know what an awesome time it was.  People RSVP’d, noshed on some great food cooked up by RJ Mercede, talked, made new friends, drank, and enjoyed baked goodies from Meg Dalton.  Now, we’re not the kind of people that stick around at events because we usually get bored after an hour, but we stayed until the end here.  So much fun! 

At that dinner they announced that December 1, 2012 was the next dinner (RSVP here).  Well, they just released the vegetarian and heart-friendly menu and all the information, so we thought we’d share it with you:

Meg and RJ from Eat for Equity Stamford, Noming on Some Killer Grilled Cheese

Appetizer:

  • Zucchini Pancakes with Apple-Cranberry Compote
Dinner:
  • Red Heart Salad: Red Quinoa, Red Carrots, Radishes and Cranberry Dressing over Local Greens
  • Caring Casserole: Scalloped Beets and Red Potatoes
  • Curried Cross Soup with Squash, Apples and Pears

Dessert:

  • Gingerbread “Nutmeggers” with Gumdrop Buttons
  • “Spicy Sandy” Hot Chocolate

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