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Bring Generosity To The Table

UncommonGoods and New York-based food rescue organization City Harvest proudly present the Plate with PurposeTM. Chosen from over 90 entries in the Harvest Plate Design Challenge, graphic designer Michael White's iconic design garnered the community vote for uniquely capturing City Harvest's generosity of spirit. White's compassionate cityscape reminds us that food is essential--everyone deserves a helping with heart.

Each plate is hand-cut from pre-consumer, post-industrial recycled glass and hand-screened with color. Handmade in Pennsylvania.


$5 from every purchase of this plate directly benefits City Harvest. Now serving New York City for more than 30 years, City Harvest is the world's first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city's hungry men, women, and children. This year, City Harvest will collect 46 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms. This food is then delivered free of charge to some 400 community food programs throughout New York City by a fleet of trucks and bikes. City Harvest helps feed the more than one million New Yorkers that face hunger each year.

Exclusively at UncommonGoods.

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Handmade
Recycled
Exclusive
Community Voted
Item ID
20863
Made from
recycled glass
Measurements
10.75" L x 10.75" W
Notes
Dishwasher and microwave safe.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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PLATE WITH PURPOSE - CITY HARVEST
 
4.9

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (15)
  • High quality (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Formal occasions (9)
  • Daily use (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (7), Practical (4), Frequent entertainer (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (3)

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5.0

Perfect duality of fine design and heart

By 

from CA

About Me Stylish

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • High Quality
  • Philanthropic Fun

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Display Serving Dish
    • Formal Occasions

    Comments about PLATE WITH PURPOSE - CITY HARVEST:

    We try to have most of our gifts support charitable causes, and we LOVE the uniqueness of items UncommonGoods carries. So we were delighted to find this exquisite, fun and meaningful gift to share!
    Fine design, a smile and philanthropic as well, congrats UncommonGoods!
    Hope to see more items like this!

    Service and delivery comments:

    Excellent packing & services

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Is a hit!

    By 

    from miami, fl

    About Me Practical

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Dishwasher Safe
    • High Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about PLATE WITH PURPOSE - CITY HARVEST:

        I purchased this as a housewarming gift and it seems to be a hit with my friend and his bride to be.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Love the design and color

        By 

        from Long Island, NY

        About Me Frequent Entertainer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • High Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about PLATE WITH PURPOSE - CITY HARVEST:

          Use this dish as an accent piece when entertaining

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Beautiful and Creative

          By 

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • High Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Formal Occasions

            Comments about PLATE WITH PURPOSE - CITY HARVEST:

            The design is beautiful and unique, but it also represents a strong message - in the midst of all our achievements and business, we can't forget those who don't have enough to eat. Michael's plate design is a reminder to never forget those who are hungry.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Fast deliver and packaged very well.

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            5.0

            Excellent and beautiful

            By 

            from Las Vegas, NV

            About Me Frequent Entertainer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • High Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Formal Occasions

              Comments about PLATE WITH PURPOSE - CITY HARVEST:

              This was a gift for my daughter for her birthday. She is difficult to buy for, but loves things that have a meaning and serve a purpose. Both of these apply to these lovely plates.

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              5.0

              BEAUTIFUL!!!

              By 

              from Boise, Idaho

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • High Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Formal Occasions
                • Wall art

                Comments about PLATE WITH PURPOSE - CITY HARVEST:

                This was an especially suitable gift for my son --who is an Architect and gives frequently to charitable causes. He may not put it to use for food service much, but I expect we'll see it on an easel or hanging on the wall. The plate is made of thin glass (not porcelain or ceramic), and is extremely attractive. Thanks for producing such a fine product, which also serves a higher purpose.

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                5.0

                Perfect

                By 

                from NJ

                About Me Frequent Entertainer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • High Quality

                Cons

                • Donated amt sb higher

                Best Uses

                • Formal Occasions

                Comments about PLATE WITH PURPOSE - CITY HARVEST:

                This item was purchased as a Christmas gift. It perfectly suited the recipient's cosmopolitan lifestyle as well as her generous, philanthropic heart. The only thing that would improve this item would be a larger donation to City Harvest.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Prompt service and the plate was well wrapped. I wish I had ordered the gift box as it does not come in one.

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                5.0

                Cool design

                By 

                from Atlanta ga

                About Me Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • High Quality

                Cons

                • Not Dishwasher Safe

                Best Uses

                • Entertaining
                • Formal Occasions

                Comments about PLATE WITH PURPOSE - CITY HARVEST:

                Very cool design. Great gift for charitable minded and design minded people who
                Like to entertain.

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                5.0

                City Harvest Plate

                By 

                from Landenberg, PA

                About Me Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Benefits a great cause
                • High Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about PLATE WITH PURPOSE - CITY HARVEST:

                    I purchased this plate for my in-laws who live in New York and are very artsy. They absolutely loved the design and thought that it was fabulous that some of the proceeds would benefit City Harvest, an organization that they really admire.

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                    5.0

                    Bought it for a gift, love it!

                    By 

                    from USA

                    About Me Stylish

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Good cause
                    • High Quality
                    • Unique and usable design

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Conversation piece
                      • Entertaining
                      • Gift

                      Comments about PLATE WITH PURPOSE - CITY HARVEST:

                      Perfect gift for my friend's New York City Apartment. Benefits a great cause, too. Would love additional color choices to make a grouping.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Prompt delivery, wrapped very securely in bubble wrap. Customer service was kind and available, but could not answer my question asked before I placed my order (which was whether there was a card included describing the organization benefiting from the purchase...there is!) Your service rep simply said she didn't know. Nor did she offer to find out. She was not rude, just not helpful.

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                      Q and A

                      When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                      125votes, 22 comments

                      Seneca
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Cuter.

                      Orkhan
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      It should be warmer

                      marjorie
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      super clean, super cool!

                      carolyn
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Very Cool!!!

                      Wendy
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      great concept...

                      Jodi
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Simple design :)

                      Kimberly
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      this design is one of the few I would actually want to have as dish ware. It's cute and modern.

                      Jill

                      fun

                      Karen
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Great visual! Like the whimsey...

                      Kristian

                      Love the Concept, great visual, I love City Dining!!!

                      Brianna
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      So cute!!! This is very original and I really like the meaning of it. It is adorable!

                      Tomas
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      The message I get is "restaurants in NYC", that's it.

                      George
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      I've seen this before.

                      Paul

                      I agree with Tomas

                      Cora
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      The image is not even well balanced. Too much weight on the left side.

                      Alo
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      Kind of boring

                      George

                      Clever, but how big is the plate? That makes all the difference... As a big serving plate for hors d'oevres at a smart cocktail party, I like it. Once again, the price is a bit stiff...

                      Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                      Thanks for the question, George! The winning design will be etched on an 11"x11" square plate. Results are coming soon and we're excited to find out the winning design!

                      Chris
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I wish is it was not a specific city. I live in Seattle, have no lawn and big vegatable garden. I'd rather not have a plate with the Empire State Building on it.

                      Kelly
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I like it... but if it were a different color, I'd like it more.

                      Elizabeth
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      I like the cause, but the plate is not my style

                      Jean
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      Ugly

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