Community Plates, a non-profit run by volunteers, is looking for more food runners to help them accomplish their food rescue mission. And, with more places than ever that are sharing their food for pickup, it’s more vital than ever to join the able corp of food runners. There are over 300 food runners in Fairfield County alone, but they are hoping to add at least 50 by the end of this month. With your help you can boost these numbers even more: 8 million meals saved, equal to 12 million pounds! New members who are doing their runs can post a pic using #bgooddoesgood and b.good will give you a free meal in return. Continue reading
24 hours to give where you live begins tomorrow with Fairfield County’s Giving Day at 12:00:01 in the morning! It’s your chance to help out a local organization or two that you really care about . . . and give them shots at raising even more money through special prizes and awards throughout the day of March 10. Prizes include (full details here): Continue reading
It’s that time of year when Camp Promise raises vital funds in Fairfield County to fund their amazing summer camp experience. Basically, Camp Promise holds a camp at 3 Kids Camp in Coventry and for one week campers (of all ages) have a chance to take parts in activities like swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, yoga, self-defense, dances, and more. These campers, who might have muscular dystrophy or other neuromuscular diseases, get the chance to have a fun summertime experience that they normally would never have! Continue reading
There is no shortage of great food events and charity-based fundraisers that are just around the corner, so we figured we’d put them all together in one spot for ya so you can go and do your thing. We’re featuring Tips for Kids, Chefs on Pointe, Rainbow Bagels to support Kids in Crisis, amazing auctions for Fine Food for a Cause, and the upcoming Fairfield County Giving Day. Continue reading
If there’s one event that you shouldn’t miss as a beer, wine, and food enthusiast, it’s this one: The Taste of Black Rock 2016! It’s always a bangin’ time with lots of great food and drink shared with great people, but this year’s gonna be even more killer. That’s because Harry’s has kicked it up a few more notches with some exclusive tastings of CT’s newest breweries and, in one case, cideries! But, more on that in a sec. Continue reading
Now in its third year, Fairfield County Giving Day has quickly become a major source of funding for local non-profits. Last year, alone, $1,066,091 was donated by 13,161 people for 386 non-profits. This year’s Fairfield County Giving Day is March 10 and we’ll have more on that soon, as we are one of the partners in this great endeavor. Continue reading
b.good is a great mini-chain that has just made its way into Connecticut with an opening in Fairfield and in the heart of Greenwich. They have already partnered with Community Plates to help provide meals and food for those in need . . . and now they are helping out another local business in need: Kids in Crisis. Continue reading
A few months back we wrote a post, asking restaurants to help take part in a brand new kind of restaurant week: Food for Thought Restaurant Week. Well, look here good people, it’s just around the corner now. The premise is that you go to one of the participating restaurants in Connecticut or Rhode Island for any meal between 1/24-1/30, bring the printed donation coupon, eat out, and 10% of your bill will go to The Salvation Army! That easy, that simple to help out. Continue reading
Marla is the winner, but keep an eye out in your e-mail boxes because there might be a special deal waiting for some of you!
Every year we look forward to a massive event that helps us get through winter. No, we’re not talking about football: we’re talking about the Chocolate, Dessert & Wine Lover’s Evening! This year is the 8th year . . . and it will definitely prove to be even better than the rest!
The action is going down on February 4 from 6-9 at the Stamford Marriot Hotel & Spa with all proceeds going directly to Shelter for the Homeless. There will be over 70 different dessert, chocolate, food, and adult drink vendors on hand to help ya warm up. In addition, there will be entertainment and tips from host Chef Plum, music, a 50/50 raffle, door prizes, and even chances to shop for Valentine’s Day gifts for your precious little love. Tickets are $45 per person or $80 if you buy them in pairs: perfect for a Valentine’s Day treat. Continue reading