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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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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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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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Eat for Equity Heats up the Kitchen in Stamford for 1st Event Benefitting Kids in Crisis

22 Oct

Eat for Equity (see our intro to them) had its first fundraising dinner this past Saturday at a lovely, warm and cozy house in Stamford.  Over 60 people attended, definitely filling up the house, the side rooms, the dining room, and even outside surrounding a fire put.  But, there was plenty of food for every person along with drinks aplenty.  Here’s a recap of the yumminess:

  • Tomato basil soup
  • Gourmet grilled cheese
  • Butternut squash mac and cheese
  • “Fudgy Bites” as quoted by Dan, some said cake bites.  We like the ring of “Fudgy Bites.” 
  • Apple caramel cream cheese cupcakes
  • S’mores by the fire pit outside.  

Meg and RJ reap the fruits of their labors

While RJ was working hard cooking during the first E4E event, Meg Dalton was watching people enjoy all her baked goodies that took her quite some time to whip and mix up.  Yeah, they were awesome and so was the food.  The awesome smoked gouda in the grilled cheese came from Grade A Market and much of the other food came from Fairgate Farm.  Conor and crew at Half Full Brewery also filled up some growlers for the event, so you best believe people were converting over to Half Full Hoptimists.  

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Eat for Equity Stamford’s Inaugural Meal for Kids In Crisis: Childhood Faves

7 Oct

When you think about the stress at work, the chores that need finishing, taking care of the children, walking the dog, paying taxes, and any other thing that it means to be an adult, don’t you wish you could just become a kid again?  Eat for Equity Stamford must have read our minds.  Their first meal in Stamford will be an amazing meal on 10/20, full of twists on childhood favorites.  Yes, those meals that you crave and you just “need” to have.  Those kind of meals that make you happy and boost up your spirits.  The kind of meals that make you feel like a kid again.  In no coincidence at all, the charity they are supporting with this meal is Kids In Crisis.  You can sign up to be an eater, a chef, a meal helper, or to even put events together by clicking here.  When you go, a $15-20 donation would be great, though we’re sure they’d accept more from you.  

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Tomato basil soup
  • Gourmet grilled cheese
  • Butternut squash mac and cheese
  • Homemade apple tarts
  • S’mores

As a refresher course, here’s info from our previous post to help you understand E4E’s mission:

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