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Local Community and Markets Come Together to Provide Meals this Thanksgiving

27 Nov
Community Plates Rescue Run

Karol Brumit loads up her car at Fairway with the help of Tom Hauser, new Community Plates Fairfield County Site Director

This past weekend Coalhouse Pizza teamed up with Two Roads Brewery in Stratford and us for a fundraiser that would benefit Community Plates.  Although we were busy during the day, an amazing amount of people went out for brunch, for pizza, for drinks, and to help out.  When we did come by for dinner, we were amazed to see every table taken and people waiting for seats.  What a great turnout!  And, it turns out that Gerard Robertson (owner and beer god) confirmed that through sales that day he’s going to be donating $650 to Community Plates.  That money will go a long way in helping them to end hunger in Fairfield County and beyond by rescuing food from restaurants and markets then delivering it to food banks and local organizations.

One such provider of food is Fairway Market of Stamford.  They recently donated 140 turkeys, 15 cases of yams, and a pallet of Vitamin Water to the Norwalk-based Community Plates.  From there, food runners loaded up their cars and delivered the food to Mid Fairfield Aids Project, Norwalk Grassroots Tennis, Wilson Food Pantry and Person to Person.  Also, Trader Joe’s in Darien, Fairfield, Stamford, and Westport are important leaders in the food rescue community, providing their pre and post Thanksgiving food to Community Plates.

If you’d like to give back, there’s lots to do:

  1. Volunteer at a soup kitchen or food bank on a monthly basis
  2. Donate to a food bank, soup kitchen, or Community Plates
  3. Help rescue food and deliver it to those who need it via Community Plates
  4. Organize fundraisers
  5. Take part in organized food donations at stores, school, and markets

Happy Thanksgiving everybody,

Dan and Kristien

Trader Joe’s Coming to Stamford’s High Ridge Road!

12 Sep

Update:  Trader Joe’s Stamford will be open for business on 10/31, Halloween! Their hours are 8 am to 9 pm.  

Every time we’d drive up High Ridge Road, we’d get sad thinking about Borders disappearing and just seeing the “For Lease” sign.  Day after day, month after month.  We wondered what could go in there?  A restaurant, a store, something cool? Well, there isn’t any need to guess or to be sad anymore.  As ctpost.com has reported, Trader Joe’s is going to take over the now vacant spot.  Thanks for making us aware of this, Headbanging Hostess.

Yes, Trader Joe’s.  If you’ve ever been inside of a Trader Joe’s, you know that it’s a food lover’s paradise.  Plenty of snacks, cereals, and coffee greet you as you enter.  Then, you see all the freshly prepared salads, lunches, and meats.  We’re getting hungry just thinking about it.  Then you an amazing variety of frozen foods that are creative and unique…not your typical grocery food.  Well, that’s just about a 1/4 of the store.  There’s still their amazing variety of olive oils, their health section, their dairy section, their bakery, and…well, you get the idea.  It’s a grocery store. :)

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