Mother & Son Duo Take Over Community Plates New Haven: Locals Lori Martin and Caleb MartinMooney Head Up Food Rescue Operation And Expansion

We are excited to announce new leadership at our New Haven location. Local mother-son team Lori and Caleb Martin have taken over the reigns and will begin leading the New Haven team immediately.

Lori lives in New Haven with her husband and three of her four children. She said recently, “I am so excited to work with Community Plates! Rescuing fresh food to healthily feed my neighbors achieves my personal intention of expanding peace in our world. As a community organizer, I recognize that relationships propel movements forward. I look forward to creating relationships with new volunteer food runners, donor and partner agencies to abolish food insecurity in our area. I am particularly grateful to be working with my son Caleb on this project.”

Caleb Martin Mooney, 19 years old, said, “I have done other community service and service learning projects while growing up, and I am really enthusiastic about Community Plates and the work they do. I enjoy meeting and talking to the donors, volunteers and partner agencies. Good food has always been an important part of my life and my family’s life. In more recent years, I have become aware of the necessity of nutrition and the lack thereof in our society, so bringing fresh food to food insecure families is gratifying.”

Operating in New Haven since 2013, using innovative, breakthrough proprietary software application, our Community Plates’ volunteer food runners have rescued and delivered over 137,000 meals, saving over 200,000 pounds of food from landfill.

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 food-service 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.