Filling in the Blanks hosts The Fourth Annual Plates with Purpose Gala

The Fourth Annual Plates with Purpose Gala is around the corner. Get ready for a glamorous culinary ride! Elite chefs, including Chefs Luke Venner of Elm, Jeff Taibe of Taproot, Julio Genao of Prime, and Peter Mamadjanian of Abigail Kirsch, will prepare a coursed meal with specialty cocktails and entertainment.

“While I didn’t grow up food insecure like so many children do, I know what food anxiety feels like,”
said chef Luke Venner. “My personal experiences have ignited a passion to ensure local children do not face the same challenges. I’m very excited to partner with Filling in the Blanks at Plates with Purpose 2023!”

Many are unaware that thousands of children in Fairfield and Westchester Counties do not have adequate access to food. Some qualify to receive breakfast and lunch at school during the week. However, over the weekend, there is often not enough, if any, food at home. Filling in the Blanks provides weekend meal bags to those children to ensure they have adequate access to food on the weekends.

Since its establishment in 2013, Filling in the Blanks (FITB) has continuously provided the community’s
children with weekend meals. Ensuring children have adequate access to food over the weekend while not in school. FITB is based in Norwalk, CT, and provides over 5,500 children weekly with weekend mealbags at over 200 sites throughout Fairfield and Westchester Counties, including every school in
Bridgeport, Norwalk, and Stamford.

Over the past 10 years, FITB has served three million meals. This year alone, they will serve ONE million meals. Filling in the Blanks needs your support to help us further the mission to fight childhood hunger.

The organization purchases 99% of the food for the weekend meal bag program. Events such as Plates with Purpose are crucial for the continuation and growth of the program.

The event will be a night to remember! Filling in the Blanks is excited to see everyone on September 23rd at The Loading Dock.

To purchase a sponsorship or ticket, visit this website

Filling in the Blanks is a 501c3 nonprofit that fights childhood hunger by providing children in need with meals on the weekends. Founded in 2013 and based in Norwalk, CT, FITB provides food weekly to 5,500 children across 200 sites throughout Fairfield and Westchester Counties. As a volunteer-based organization, FITB provides the community, adults & children alike, with a hands-on approach to philanthropy.