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Date Event Description Time / Location
5/7

FOOD FOR ALL 2015

Community Plates, the technology-fueled, direct-transfer food rescue organization dedicated to ending food insecurity in America, is thrilled to present their signature fundraiser, “Food for All”. The event highlights Community Plates Fairfield County’s goals for the coming year, celebrates its accomplishments, and pays gratitude to the many volunteers and supporters who share in the desire to put an end to food insecurity in our community.

 

Food for All, in keeping with Community Plates’ forward thinking and innovative methodology, is an event like none other in the area. The high octane evening features Fairfield County’s newest restaurants and artisans, in addition to Food for All’s popular craft cocktail bars spearheaded by creative mixologists. An added highlight this year is the Dessert Café, which will feature sweets and libations. Attendees will be treated to a special surprise upon their arrival by one of Community Plates’ legacy restaurants, setting the tone for a delicious and celebratory evening. Tickets can be purchased: http://communityplates.org/ffa15ffld/

 

Another fundraising element to be featured at Food for All is a photography exhibit where attendees have the opportunity to purchase works from some of the food industry’s most provocative food photographers. An eclectic array of photography which infuses various food elements and takes them into a more artistic direction will be on display for all to enjoy and purchase with 100% of the profits going to Community Plates.

 

“Community Plates has already picked up and delivered well over 5 million meals at a value of almost $9 million to food insecure people in Fairfield County. This means over 8 million pounds of food has been kept out of landfill and gone to where it’s needed most. Every bit of this food rescued has been completed by volunteers from all over our area, caught up in this food rescue revolution, powered by our GoRescue technology and our innovative hunger relief model. We’re focused on meeting the need 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 2015 fundraiser helps sustain and propel us toward our mission of bringing hunger to an end here in Fairfield County. Our current impact is twenty meals rescued and delivered for every one dollar donated! This type of impact would have been unheard of before and offers real hope for ending this senseless problem. Food for All is a lot of fun. The food and the energy in the room is amazing - and we do a lot of good in the process.”

 

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about Community Plates and their GoRescueapplication, the organization’s award-winning web and smartphone enabled interactive food rescue scheduling tool. GoRescue 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, May 7

6-9 PM

Abigail Kirsch at The Loading Dock

375 Fairfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902

Tickets: $75 ($60 each for groups of 6 or more)

http://communityplates.org/ffa15ffld/

 

Featured Restaurants (as of 4/1/15):

Abigail Kirsch

Aji 10 Latin Cuisine & Pisco Bar

Amore Cucina & Bar

Cafe Madrid & Tapas Bar

Dante's Restaurant & Bar

Fleisher's Craft Butchery

Fortina

Golden View Firenze

Greenwich Cheese Co.

Jax & Co.

K is for Cookies

LeRouge Chocolates

Match

NEAT

Palmwich

Paloma

SOOSH

Strada 18

Table 104 Osteria & Bar

Vespa

CRAFT COCKTAIL BARS

bartaco

The Fez

The Spread

Walrus & Carpenter

 

About Community Plates

Founded in January 2011, Community Plates is committed to ending American food-insecurity through direct-transfer food rescue. Established as a 501(c)3 non-profit food-rescue platform, Community Plates is focused on transferring healthy, usable foods to where it can help feed those in need. This volunteer-driven, technology fueled process coordinates with restaurants, grocers, bakeries, caterers and other food-service organizations who have foods destined to be thrown away, and delivers the food to soup-kitchens, food-pantries and other hunger relief organizations who serve food-insecure individuals and families. Since launching in Fairfield County, Community Plates food runners have rescued over 5.3 million meals, saving over 8 million pounds of food from going into landfill. Community Plates currently operates in Columbus, OH; Albuquerque, NM; New Haven, CT; New Orleans, LA; and Fairfield County, CT with plans to open six to eight additional sites in 2015.

INFO 6-9pm, Abigail Kirsch at The Loading Dock
5/13

Shelter for the Homeless Rays of Hope Gala

Cost:  $200

Come ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK at the 12th annual Rays of Hope Gala benefitting Pacific House emergency men's homeless shelter in Stamford. Attendees will enjoy an unforgettable evening filled with fun and inspiration, while mingling, dining, dancing, and competing for exciting live & silent auction prizes. The fun takes place on May 13, beginning at 5pm at the Italian Center in Stamford, 1620 Newfield Avenue in Stamford. Tickets are on sale now, visit http://www.shelterforhomeless.org/
For more information call: 203-348-2792

INFO 5:00pm-10:00pm, Italian Center of Stamford
5/16

Soldiers In Action Mega-Future Soldier Event

Watervliet Arsenal is home to this year's event on Saturday, May 16 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
-Culinary arts
-Military Police with working dogs
-Helicopter lands, and display
-Future Soldiers in challenging events
-Military Equipment on display
-Army Tank on Display
-Rock Walls for Climbing
-Occupational Specialty tables

INFO 9:30am-3:00pm, Watervliet Arsenal
5/19

Toast to Success, Benefit Planned to Support Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County

Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County will host its 7th annual benefit to promote the economic independence of women. Dress for Success invites all to a fun filled spring evening at our 'Toast to Success' Benefit on May 19 at the Westport Arts Center. Guests will be treated to an evening filled with music by Thom Adams, keyboardist with What Up Funk!  Our emcee is Kylee Knoles, the anchor and reporter for Cablevision’s News 12 Connecticut. Hors d’oeuvres and desserts will be served to complement the variety of wines and a wide selection of silent auction and raffle items.

 

Dress for Success promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.  Since we opened our doors in June 2008, we have helped thousands of women move towards self-sufficiency by addressing their social and economic needs in relation to work, home and community.  Every woman is a success story. 

 

Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased by calling 203-610-8570 or email aellis@workplace.org or online at midfairfieldcounty.dressforsuccess.org under NEWS

INFO 5:30pm-7:30pm, Westport Arts Center
6/66/7

HUGE BOOK SALE - Friends of the Byram Shubert Library

HUGE BOOK SALE
The Friends of the Byram Shubert Library, a branch of the Greenwich Library, invite you the semi-annual Book Sale.

Preview Sale - Friday, June 5 from 5:30-8:30 pm. For $15, it's well worth the entrance fee!

Saturday, June 6 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm - entrance is free.

Sunday, June 7 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm will be the bargain hunter's delight "bag and box" sale ($5/bag (we provide), $7/box or 2 boxes/$10).

Loads of quality fiction & nonfiction.

Especially HUGE collections of finance/business publications, math/science books, and history books. Many hunting books and sailing books.

An entire room of children's books priced at $1.00 or LESS!

Large assortment of gift worthy specials all priced at $10 including large art books.

CDs & DVDs also available.

INFO See below, St. Paul's Lutheran Church