Friday, May 6, 2011

The Trickle-Down Effect....

This past Tuesday I went to a local library to listen to the creators of CTbites; a great food website for anyone looking for a restaurant or event pertaining to food in Connecticut.

I was interested in learning why they started CT bites and meeting the Editor. We had exchanged emails back in December because I was going to write a story for them on my vegan adventure as a carnivore. I'm always interested, if given the opportunity, to meet a person I've created a phone or email relationship with.

After their presentation, as I was waiting to introduce myself, I had a very interesting conversation with the Executive Director for Community Plates. Community Plates is a non-profit organization that will rescue healthy surplus food from restaurants, farmer markets, caterers from being thrown in trash cans, dumpsters and landfills it normally ends up in and getting it places where it can make a difference.

As some know, I have a monthly food pantry dinner party to collect food for my local food shelter and LOVE what Community Plates is doing to help families in need.

At the moment I need to focus on some issues in my life that need my attention, but do plan to volunteer for them because I really believe in what they are doing.

I've been reading the book The Luck Factor, and according to the author, every person knows 300 people and if I tell another person about Community Plates, maybe they'll tell one of their 300 friends/family/business acquaintances and someone will contact Community Plates to volunteer.

12 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice...that is how viral marketing happens and spreads one to another...cool outfit and a great goal as well...too many go without food..

Little Ms Blogger said...

Brian - I hope it works. I think people don't realize this.

ME said...

I've actually heard of a similar program out west that takes the food and then creates an impromptu menu to serve to the homeless. They do all the work out of the Lunch wagons and tailgating. It's open to everyone. No one gets turned away. I think its wonderful.

Spot said...

I think it's a wonderful idea. I wish they had something like that around here. So many great orginizations get so little recognition and publicity, great job trying to change that!

♥Spot

Little Ms Blogger said...

ME - I think that is great. I wish more people were able to do such programs.

Spot - Maybe a program like that will make its way to your neck of the woods.

Dree said...

Community Plates - that sounds like a really wonderful program. I must look for something like that around here!

The Bumbles said...

Thank you for the CTBites link - I just followed them on Twitter - I was in need of a CT restaurant/foodie connection for my UpTake writing/editing - thanks!

Mom of 12 said...

We do some stuff like that with our Girl Scout troop, but nothing as regular as you. Good job!
Sandy

Losing Weight After 45 is a Bitch said...

I live in CT as well, so added you to my follow list. Thanks for the CTBites link. I'm going to check it out. I also love the idea of a Food Pantry party. Next time I throw a party and people ask what they can bring, I'm going to ask for food pantry donations. BTW, if you get a chance, check out my blog at: http://losingweightafter45isabitch.blogspot.com/

Treading Lightly said...

Great cause. Good luck with it!

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