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Natural Awakenings Fairfield Cty/Housatonic Valley, CT

Recruiting Volunteers to Fight Food Insecurity

Mar 04, 2016 04:21PM

Community Plates is running its annual volunteer recruitment drive in all locations in March, including Fairfield County and New Haven in Connecticut. In Fairfield County, the organization will be working closely with its community partner bgood and developing some fun events for the whole family.

While Fairfield County is one of the wealthiest counties in America, there are over 100,000 people—including 38,000 children—that are classified as food insecure. Fairfield County is the home base and the launch market for Community Plates, an organization 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. Volunteers have rescued more than 1.5 million pounds of food nationally since the organization first began.

For more information, visit CommunityPlates.org or call 800-280-3298.