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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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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

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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.

 

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 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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Local Change, One Meal at a Time: Eat for Equity Comes to Stamford, CT

6 Sep

How it all began…

Eat for Equity.  You can find them hard at work in Boston, Minneapolis, Portland, and the Ozarks…and soon you’ll find their ground-breaking, community-minded, locavore-loving, change-making meals in Stamford, Connecticut.  To understand Eat for Equity, you need to understand where it all began.  After witnessing the deadly tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, one of the founders of E4E put a New Orleans style meal together in order to raise money to help out.  Turns out, it was a huge success with 100 people attending.  As the dinners continued, the popularity grew and so did the money that was raised.  Their ideals and their approach to helping bring a fair shot and equity to the disadvantaged spread across the country and the next place on their stop:  The City that Works.

Who they’re helping

E4E helps puts meals together using local ingredients in order to raise money and awareness for groups that fight inequities in education, the environment, health, and opportunities. In addition, they will help local organizations to make short-term changes and to bring about change to the community to bring about self-sufficiency.  Check out all the non-profits that they’ve helped so far. 

The meals

From http://eatforequity.org

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