PHOTOS: “Empty Bowls” Raises Over $13,000 For Highline Area Food Bank

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by Scott Schaefer

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:

Click to View Scott Schaefer’s Photo Slideshow

Also, as previously reported, BTB Photographer Michael Brunk took these shots during the lunch hour:

Click to View Michael Brunk’s Photo Slideshow

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2 Responses to “PHOTOS: “Empty Bowls” Raises Over $13,000 For Highline Area Food Bank”
  1. Michael says:

    This was a fantastic event! Not only did I enjoy photographing the lunch session, but I had both a wonderful lunch and dinner there and came home with two beautiful hand-made bowls!

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