Food For All 2014


A Benefit to Support the Fight to End Hunger

Thursday, October 2, 2014

at the Darien Community Association

Tastings & Craft Cocktails

6:30-8:30 pm

$50 per person

Community Plates, the technology-fueled, direct-transfer food rescue organization dedicated to ending food insecurity in America, prepares for their signature fundraising event, “Food for All”. The event highlights the organization’s goals for the coming year and celebrates its accomplishments with the community.

A crate of food rescued by Community Plates food runners who deliver it to agencies that feed the food insecure.

“Community Plates is already responsible for picking up and delivering almost 4 million meals at a value of over $6 million to food insecure people in Fairfield County.  We’re focused on meeting the needs of 110,000 people right here who struggle to know where their next meal is coming from, “ says Kevin Mullins, executive director and co-founder of Community Plates, “The Food for All 2014 fundraiser is our kick-off for our next food rescue season. It’s a lot of fun, the food is amazing, and we do a lot of good in the process.”

Food for All features tastings from the area’s newest restaurants and four craft cocktail bars presented by some of Fairfield County’s most innovative bartenders. The celebratory evening begins with a VIP cocktail reception (6-7 PM) featuring food by Marcia Selden Catering, followed by the main event (6:30-8:30 PM) which will include tastings from featured restaurants, libations, music, dancing and more.  Tickets are can be purchased:

Featured Restaurants

  • Azuca Bistro Latino – Stamford
  • Back40 Kitchen – Greenwich (read our feature article about this restaurant formerly known as Organic Planet)
  • Bravo – Stamford
  • Brick + Wood – Fairfield
  • Chef Geoff Lazlo – Greenwich
  • Craft 260 – Fairfield
  • Gastro Bar – Stamford
  • Geronimo – Fairfield
  • Hana Tokyo – Fairfield
  • Johnny Utah’s – Norwalk
  • Little Barn – Westport
  • Little Pub – Greenwich
  • Local Kitchen + Beer Bar – Norwalk/Fairfield
  • Rizzuto’s Sports Bar + Grill – Stamford
  • Shearwater Organic Coffee Roasters – Trumbull (read our feature article)
  • Sign of the Whale – Stamford
  • The Granola Bar – Westport
  • Walrus & Carpenter – Fairfield
  • Washington Prime – Norwalk

Craft Cocktail Bars:

Guests will have the opportunity to learn more about Community Plates and their award-winning GoRescue application for the web and smartphone. This food rescue scheduling tool connects food-service organizations that gather and donate food with food runners and the receiving agencies that ensure donated food gets to those in need throughout the community.

About Community Plates

Community Plates is committed to ending food insecurity in America.  Recognizing the problem as a matter of logistics, not a lack of food, the organization established a volunteer-driven, technology fueled method for transferring surplus food to those in need.  The simple process includes food donors (e.g., grocery stores, restaurants, caterers, bakeries and other food-service establishments), food runners (individuals who pick-up and deliver donated food) and receiving agencies (e.g., soup kitchens, pantries, etc.).  Scheduling is made easy with the web and smartphone enabled Community Plates’ GoRescue technology powered by WhenToManage, which received the 2013 Computerworld Honors Program 21st Century Achievement Award for human services.  Since Community Plates was founded in 2011, more than 700 volunteers have rescued food that equates to 4.9 million meals to date.  Launched and headquartered in Fairfield County, CT, Community Plates also operates in New Haven, CT, Albuquerque, NM and Columbus, OH with plans to expand to four more markets in 2014.  For more information or to get involved visit:


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