Interview with Food Rescue and Kids in Crisis

In this week’s Talk of the Town interview, Sotheby’s Realty team, Danielle Claroni, and Christian, volunteer with the Food Rescue US – Fairfield County site and delivered food to Kids in Crisis (kidsincrisis.org). Watch this interview to learn more about food donors like Aux Délices (auxdelicesfoods.com), Food Rescue US (foodrescue.us), and the emergency shelter for children 0-17 in Connecticut that received food during this interview!

The Food Rescue US – Fairfield County site works with 5 social service agencies in Greenwich including Kids in Crisis, Neighbor to Neighbor, Greenwich Boys & Girls Club,
Community Centers Inc., and Pathways. Weekly donors in Greenwich include Whole Foods, Stop & Shop, Kings, Aux Delices, Upper Crust Bagel, Something Natural Bakery, Cobs Bread, Sound Beach Pizza, and Raphael’s Bakery.

Food Rescue US, a national nonprofit organization, is a leader in reducing both hunger and food waste in America by connecting the vast amount of healthy, fresh surplus food with the critical hunger demand. Through the use of its proprietary software, Food Rescue US provides the platform for volunteer food rescuers to directly transfer excess food from businesses to local social service agencies that feed the food insecure. By providing food that would otherwise be wasted and delivering it to the food insecure, Food Rescue US is keeping this wasted food from ending up in landfill where it decomposes, creating methane gas that warms the planet. Since 2011, Food Rescue US has helped launch food recovery communities in 32 locations across the country, providing 73 million meals and keeping 95 million pounds of food out of landfills. Click here for more info!

Located in Cos Cob, CT, Kids in Crisis provides emergency shelter, crisis counseling, and community education programs for children of all ages. The Kids in Crisis Helpline, 203-661-1911, is staffed 24 hours a day with trained Crisis Counselors and provides free, confidential phone and face-to-face counseling.

Recognizing the profound impact we could have if we worked with children before they found themselves at a point of crisis, we have provided full-time Masters-level counselors to 16 area middle and high schools through our TeenTalk program. We teach younger children how to express their emotions and keep themselves safe through our Emotion Locomotion and SafeTalk programs. The Lighthouse program empowers LGBTQ+ youth to live their best, healthiest, and most authentic lives.

To find out more about Kids in Crisis and opportunities to donate or volunteer, please visit the website at kidsincrisis.org.

Talk of the Town with Greenwich Chamber of Commerce

Greenwich Chamber of Commerce has been in existence for over a century. Its focus on helping the local business community has been an integral part of its mission statement since its origination. Because of its strong reputation, The Chamber has continued to keep a strong membership. Even during the pandemic year, it attracted over 70 new members who understood the importance of the organization’s advocate-promote-connect-educate theme.


The Chamber welcomes businesses from outside Greenwich to become members and part of the “Chamber Family.” Significant free advertising options are part of every Chamber Membership and the Chamber offers many networking opportunities through its numerous and diverse events throughout the year. Make sure to attend the upcoming Side Walk Sales event in July and Women Who Matter Luncheon featuring Joan Lunden in November at Greenwich Country Club.

For more information please visit the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce online and join the mailing list to stay in touch! www.greenwichchamber.com

Talk of the Town with Happiness Is Catering and Back Country Market & Cafe

Happy Feature Friday!


Check out this week’s Talk of the Town with Danielle Claroni at Happiness Is Catering and the Back Country Market & Cafe. Order a picnic to pick up and bring to Greenwich Polo this season or call Christine for any and all of your catering needs! And, visit the Happiness Is website for upcoming Event information like the Back Country Market & Cafe concert series! 🌞🎶

Happiness Is…
“It’s still all about the joy fresh-baked brownies can bring our friends.”

Talk of the Town with The Fearless Angel Project

It’s Feature Friday! Watch this video interview with Sotheby’s International Real Estate Agent, Danielle Claroni, and Founder of the Fearless Angel Project, Izabela O’Brien at MIKU in Greenwich, CT.

This month when you dine at MIKU a percent of proceeds from a special menu will benefit The Fearless Angel Project, an organization that provides biomedical and therapeutic scholarships to economically challenged families raising a child on the autism spectrum.

The Fearless Angel Project was established by Izabela O’Brien (Mrs. Connecticut America 2015 & Mrs. Connecticut America 2017) in honor of her oldest daughter, Alina O’Brien. Alina was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder. Izabela and her husband Dan were fortunate to have the resources to provide their daughter with the educational opportunities, therapeutic and biomedical treatments necessary for Alina to live a happy and rewarding life. Izabela realized along this journey that there are thousands of families of children with autism and developmental disorders who struggle every day to pay for similar services. She also quickly noticed that the therapists, teachers, and physicians in this field were relentless in helping her daughter and called them Alina’s fearless angels.

The Fearless Angel Project provides families with a place to turn when they are in need of support and autism resources for additional funding through scholarship awards in conjunction with fundraisers and generous donors. Visit The Fearless Angel Project online to learn more.