The Empty Bowls Committee is currently accepting applications from area soup kitchens and food pantries to be considered as a recipient of this year’s event funds. The deadline to submit an application is March 14th.
Empty Bowls is a local organization that is dedicated to the national effort of feeding the hungry. Funds are raised through an annual event and is provided to local shelters, churches and other organizations that aid in the effort.
This year’s event will be held on Thursday, April 26 at 6 pm in the Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church Community Center, located at 609 East 4th Street.
Applications may be found online at http://www.brescia.edu/empty- bowls-application-form.
Last year, over $5,500 was raised for King’s Table to help them expand their deliveries and team to serve those currently on a waiting list who are in need. The organization, founded in 2009, seeks to service the underserved elderly and disabled community that are unable to travel to local food pantries and soup kitchens for food. They currently serve over 250 individuals each month, providing relationships that reach far beyond food.
A representative from King’s Table will give a brief presentation at this year’s event sharing their story of how Empty Bowls was able to help them feed the hungry.
Tickets for the event will go on sale March 12th and can be purchased in advance by cash or check for $15 at the following locations:
Allstate Insurance Company – Dave Lindow
1210 Burlew Blvd., Ste. A
Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Contact: Tina Taylor
Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church
609 East 4th Street
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Only 300 tickets will be available for this event and tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis. If all tickets are not presold, they will be available to purchase at the door.
Your ticket allows you to select a ceramic bowl from hundreds of handcrafted bowls made especially for this event by local artisans and students of Brescia University. Brescia’s Art Department supplies the clay, glaze, and location for the bowls to be created. Each participant at the event will then use their selected bowl to receive one of four soups made available by local chefs and churches.
Silent auction baskets of various themes donated by local organizations are also available. New this year, we will feature centerpieces made by local non-profits and schools, which will be auctioned off as well.