Plates With Purpose

2019 Plates with Purpose

Filling in the Blanks has a strong and vital impact on many families throughout Westchester and Fairfield County.  We are incredibly fortunate to have remarkable friends, guests, chefs, sponsors, donors, committee members, and volunteers, all dedicated to helping ensure we can continue to thrive in feeding those who are food insecure.  Our Plates with Purpose fundraiser dinner is an integral part of helping us achieve our goals.   Please join us for this year’s ” 2019 Plates with Purpose dinner featuring chefs Luke Venner of Elm Restaurant, Hannah Gorman of Dinner Thyme, Christian Petroni of Fortina and Tyler Anderson.


2019 Sponsors

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2018 Plates with Purpose

Filling in the Blanks, which is dedicated to changing childhood hunger “one meal at a time,” held its first annual Plates with a Purpose fundraiser dinner. Hosted by founders Tina Kramer and Shawnee Knight of New Canaan, CT, the event raised funds to support an organization whose mission is to provide food to children living below the poverty level by supplying them with meals for the weekend. The event was held at a private residence, where guests could enjoy a tour of the wine vaults, with wines from France, Spain, Italy, Australia and more—plus music, hors d’oeuvres and a four-course dinner created by chefs Luke Venner of Elm Restaurant, Daniel Sabia of Wood Fire & Food, Christian Petroni of Fortina and Rowan Johnson of the Culinary Institute of America. The funds raised at the event enables Filling in the Blanks to impact more and more lives.



Plates with Purpose
Peter Dean & Julia Dean
Cocktail Hour
Sinatra Jukebox, Colleen Shelden
Cocktail Hour
Douglas Knight & John Barker
Plates with Purpose
Janeen Savini, Jen Sechan
Karen Wells, Deb Hruska, Samantha Davenp