Last year I was introduced to an amazing charitable organization, Food Rescue US, a technology-fueled, direct-transfer food rescue organization dedicating to end American food insecurity. I was surprised to know just how many Americans are "food insecure" and those who are might surprise you, as they did me. I was also quite surprised to learn how many food insecure families live in our otherwise wealthy suburbs. Food Rescue US is able to help these families by directly transferring fresh, usable food that would have otherwise been thrown away from grocers, restaurants, and other food industry sources to food insecure families throughout the U.S.
With a former client of mine, B.GOOD Fairfield, I experienced first-hand, the joy of being able to "rescue" this amazing food and deliver it to those in need. This food consists of items that may no longer be sold due to store expiration dates, yet is fresh, vibrantly colorful and incredibly nutritious. Among the items that would otherwise be tossed are freshly baked breads, seafood, fish, meat, poultry, and some of the most gorgeous produce you've ever seen. Food is delivered from restaurants, grocers, bakeries, caterers and other food-service organizations and delivered to soup-kitchens, food-pantries and other hunger relief organizations who serve food-insecure individuals and families. The best part about this is that anyone can help as long as they have access to a car and about 30 minutes a week to spare.
(To learn more about getting involved click HERE.)
Food Rescue US is thrilled, once again, to present their signature fundraising event, Food for All. The event highlights the Food Rescue US goals for the coming year and pays gratitude to all of the volunteers and supporters who share the desire to end food insecurity in our community. Food for All has become one of the area's most popular strolling and eating events featuring some of the the hottest local restaurants and artisans.
Every dollar raised will provide meals to 20 people in need!
An exclusive Cocktail Hour will take place from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Tickets for this are $250 and include access to private pre-event cocktails and food presented by Chef Bill Taibe of Kawa Ni, Jessup Hall and Whelk. These tickets will also cover the general admissions event.
General Admission tickets are $125, and all can be purchased HERE.
Food Rescue US Co-Founder Kevin Mullins said, “Now in its 8th year Food For All has become an event the community really anticipates. First of all because the food and drinks are so amazing and secondly, people love finding out about all the best new restaurants in Fairfield County and this event has become a place to discover. But most importantly this event has funded an absolute revolution for innovation as it relates to feeding hungry people. This year we hope to raise the funds necessary to rescue and deliver 3 million meals.”
AND GUESS WHAT?!?!? I HAVE TWO TICKETS TO GIVE AWAY! VALUE $250.00. SIMPLY LEAVE A COMMENT HERE OR ON MY INSTAGRAM PAGE AND TELL ME WHY YOU WANT TO ATTEND THIS FABULOUS EVENT
Event Details: 6:30-9 PM Abigail Kirsch at The Loading Dock
375 Fairfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902
Knot Norms Catering
Match Burger Lobster
My Myx Kitchen
Roger Sherman Inn
Food Rescue US is grateful for the generous sponsorship of this year's event: Northern Trust, Whole Foods, main media sponsor Serendipity, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, Nestle Waters, Bank of Ireland, CTbites and The Elizabeth and Joseph Massoud Family Foundation.