Filling in the Blanks’ Fourth Annual Plates with Purpose Gala will be held at the Loading Dock, Stamford CT. Get ready for a glamorous culinary ride. Elite chefs, Luke Venner of Elm, Jeff Taibe of Taproot, Julio Genao of Prime, Hannah Gorman of Revel with DinnerThyme and Peter Mamadjanian of Abigail Kirsch, will prepare a coursed meal for you, 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 access to food on the weekends.
Since its establishment in 2013, Filling in the Blanks 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 serves over 5,500 children weekly with weekend meal bags at over 200 sites throughout Fairfield and Westchester Counties, including every school in Bridgeport, Norwalk, and Stamford, CT.
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. If you cannot attend, please consider donating towards the event by visiting this website.
Special Thanks to our Sponsors: Mom To More, Jamie and Mark Buschmann, J.P.Morgan Wealth Management, The Mirza Family, The Conheeney Family, Laura J. Waitz, The Hoffman Family, The Knight Family,. J.P.Morgan Chase & Co, NewEdge Wealth, J5 Consulting, Ducera, Elm, Prime, Taproot, Spindrift Spiked, Litchfield Distillery, Tito’s, Revel with DinnerThyme, Wagon Wheel Fine Wines & Spirits, Greenwich Lifestyle, and Darien Lifestyle.
About Filling in the Blanks:
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 155 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.
For more information, please contact Jake Mazza, Special Events Coordinator –