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Norwalk-Based Community Plates Picks Up $15K Grant To Expand Food Rescues

Kevin Mullins, Executive Director of Community Plates Kevin Mullins, Executive Director of Community Plates
Kevin Mullins, Executive Director of Community Plates Photo Credit: Contributed
Community Plates, the Norwalk-based national food rescue organization, has received a $15,000 grant. Community Plates, the Norwalk-based national food rescue organization, has received a $15,000 grant.
Community Plates, the Norwalk-based national food rescue organization, has received a $15,000 grant. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. -- Community Plates, a Norwalk-based national food rescue organization, has received a $15,000 grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation.

The grant is to support the expansion of the organization’s food rescue program in Fairfield County. 

“We are grateful that Fairfield County’s Community Foundation is so focused on funding innovation and collaborative solutions, because ending hunger in Fairfield County is going to require both innovation and collaboration," Executive Director Kevin Mullins said.

"One hundred percent of this grant Community Plates received from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation goes to funding this simple solution to ending hunger, right here in Fairfield County," he said.

Since 2011, in Fairfield County alone, Community Plates has rescued and delivered 6.3 million meals, saving 9.5 million pounds of food from landfill. 

Conservatively, this has an estimated value of more than $10.4 million. 

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