PHOTOS: “Empty Bowls” Raises Over $13,000 For Highline Area Food Bank
Burien’s annual “Empty Bowls” fundraiser for the Highline Area Food Bank was a smash hit Friday (Jan. 29th), setting records in both attendance (964 diners) and total amount of money raised (over $13,000).
“We had 477 people attend during lunch and 487 who came out for dinner,” said Mike Werle, Highline Area Food Bank Executive Director. “The amount of money raised was a little over $13,000.”
Werle added, “There must have been over 40 people who volunteered at the event, many of who were probably not counted because they didn’t come through the front door. Therefore I think we had over 1,000 people who contributed to the dollar total.”
“Do me a favor and put a big plug in for all the work that Gina Kallman and Debra George put in to make this event happen – they are awesome!”
Here’s a Photo Slideshow shot during the dinner serving by Scott Schaefer: