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Food for All 2014 is just around the corner!  What is it?  It’s a charity event for Community Plates, the technology-fueled, direct-transfer food rescue organization dedicated to ending food insecurity in America.  Food for All features some of Fairfield County’s newest restaurants showcasing their signature dishes.  And this year, there will even be Craft Cocktail Bars presented some of the most innovative bartenders in the area.

The celebratory evening begins with a VIP cocktail reception (6-7 PM) featuring Marcia Seldon Catering, followed by the main event (6:30-8:30 PM) which will include featured restaurants, libations, music, dancing and more.

And because I’m a total digital marketing nerd, attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about Community Plates and their newly developed GoRescue application, the organization’s award-winning web and smartphone enabled interactive food rescue scheduling tool which connects food-service organizations that gather and donate food that would otherwise be wasted; to food runners, who give of their time to pick-up and deliver food donations; to the receiving agencies that ensure donated food gets to those in need throughout the community.

Event Details:

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Darien Community Association

274 Middlesex Rd, Darien, CT 06820

VIP Reception: 6-7 PM, $100

Main Event: 6:30-8:30 PM, $50

www.communityplates.org/FFA14

Featured Restaurants (as of 8/11/14):

  • Azuca Bistro Latino – Stamford
  • Back40 Kitchen – Greenwich
  • Bravo – Stamford
  • Brick + Wood – Fairfield
  • Craft 260 – Fairfield
  • Gastro Bar – Stamford
  • Johnny Utah’s – Norwalk
  • Little Barn – Westport
  • Little Pub – Greenwich
  • Local Kitchen + Beer Bar – Norwalk, Fairfield
  • Shearwater Organic Coffee Roasters – Trumbull
  • Hana Tokyo Japanese Bistro – Fairfield
  • Sign of the Whale – Stamford
  • The Granola Bar – Westport
  • Walrus & Carpenter – Bridgeport
  • Washington Prime – Norwalk

Craft Cocktail Bars / Featured Bartenders:

  • Bailey’s Backyard
  • Cask Republic / Post 154
  • Match
  • Mama’s Boy

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:  http://communityplates.org.

We’ve got our tickets… got yours?!

-Cristina & Jeff