Tickets are now on sale for the annual Empty Bowls of Owensboro fundraiser. This year’s event will take place Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 6 p.m. at the Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church Parish Hall, 514 East 4th Street.
This local event is part of a national movement to raise funds for those in need of food.
The mission of empty bowls is “Feeding Hungry People one Bowl at a Time.” Empty Bowls is a grassroots movement to help end hunger. One hundred percent of the proceeds stay in the community and go to local food pantries. The goal of the movement is to raise money to help organizations fight hunger, raise awareness about the issues of hunger and food security, and to help bring about an attitude that will not allow hunger to exist.
Tickets are $15 and available at the following locations:
Allstate Insurance Company Dave Lindow
1210 Burlew Blvd.
Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Contact: Tina Taylor
Next Level Church
2613 Cravens Avenue
Contact Amanda Graham at [email protected] for hours
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 which has consecutively SOLD OUT prior to the event. If tickets are still available at the time of the event, they will be available for 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 has supplied 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 kinds of soup made available by local chefs and churches. Available this year will be one vegan soup and three non-vegan.
Student volunteers from the Brescia Clay Club will wash your bowl for you when you are finished and it is yours to take home at the end of the evening.
T-shirts and silent auction items will also be available at the event, including themed baskets and products from local organizations. A silent auction will be held from 6-6:45 and you must be present to win.