b.good Fairfield Announces Community Plates Partnership

New restaurant, b.good Fairfield, has announced their Grand Opening on September 19, 2015, 11AM – 9PM. This also marks the beginning of an important relationship with their local, permanent community partner, food rescue organization Community Plates. Opening day will include music, giveaways and real food, served fast. Community Plates will receive 15% of all proceeds from the day to continue expansion of their food rescue program in Fairfield County. In addition, the restaurant provides their customers with ongoing opportunities and reminders to help Community Plates fight hunger locally, using their online b.good app.

b.good owner Steve Hourihan said, “b.good Fairfield is honored to support the great work of Community Plates as our partner in the fight against hunger in Fairfield County. b.good is here to revolutionize the way Fairfield defines fast food by providing wholesome, real food made by people, not factories. Community Plates has addressed local food insecurity with that same passion. We both strive to reduce our environmental footprint, make nutrition obtainable, and remember the people who make and receive our meals.”

Community Plates Executive Director commented, “We are thrilled to have been designated as b.good Fairfield’s Community Partner. Our philosophies are in perfect sync with each other and this unique type of partnership will help us continue to fund our food rescue efforts in Fairfield County. “

For the past twelve years b.good has been committed to making and serving its customers “real food”. To b.good that has always meant the food served had to be made by real people, not factories. By the very nature of being true to this mission, b.good serves delicious, wholesome food that people feel good about eating. “Real” means showing customers how food is made, what’s in it and where it comes from. It means telling the story of the food through the people who produce, raise and then cook it in the restaurants. With 28 restaurants presently located in eight states and Ontario, Canada, b.good competes in the exploding healthy, fast, casual restaurant space.

Founded in January 2011, Community Plates is committed to ending American food-insecurity through direct-transfer food rescue. Established as a 501(c)3 non-profit food-rescue platform, Community Plates is focused on transferring healthy, usable foods to where it can help feed those in need. This volunteer-driven, technology fueled process coordinates with restaurants, grocers, bakeries, caterers and other foodservice organizations who have foods destined to be thrown away and delivers the food to soup-kitchens, food-pantries and other hunger relief organizations who serve food-insecure individuals and families.