Community Plates Receives Grant from Near and Far Aid

Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 9.46.35 PM Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 9.47.40 PMCommunity Plates recently received a grant of $5,000 from Near & Far Aid.

“This $5,000 grant allows us to rescue and deliver 100,000 meals to people in need in Fairfield County,” said Tom Hauser, Fairfield County Site Director for Community Plates.

Community Plates is committed to ending American Food Insecurity by directly transferring fresh, usable food that would have otherwise been thrown away from restaurants, markets and other food industry sources, to food insecure families.

Near & Far Aid is dedicated to eliminating the causes and effects of poverty in Fairfield County by finding and funding programs that provide life’s most basic necessities, as well as those that seek to achieve lasting change.

leftover bread

A bakery has leftover bread at the end of the day….

“This is a perfect partnership since Near & Far Aid funds programs focused on eliminating poverty in Fairfield County and we are focused on delivering almost 3,000,000 meals to food insecure people in Fairfield County this year,” said Kevin Mullins, Executive Director of Community Plates. “When people don’t have to scramble for food they are freed up to worry about other things on their hierarchy of needs.”

food runner volunteer Alison Sherman

“Food run” volunteer, Alison Sherman, on a food rescue run delivering bread to an emergency homeless shelter. Credit: Leslie Yager

Community Plates believes that hunger in the United States makes no sense. Community Plates is committed to ending American food insecurity by directly transferring fresh, usable food that would have otherwise been thrown away from restaurants, markets and other food industry sources to food-insecure families throughout the U.S.

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