REMINDER: ‘Empty Bowls’ Food Bank Fundraiser Dinner Is 4pm-8pm TONIGHT
REMINDER: Burien’s annual “Empty Bowls” fundraiser is TODAY (Friday, Jan. 28th) at a NEW LOCATION — the Burien Community Center, (14700 6th Ave SW), with both a lunch (11am-2pm) and the dinner session running from 4pm – 8pm.
According to Rick Jump of the White Center Food Bank, the lunch turnout was around 350, including several local dignitaries were seen slurping from the great choices of soups and food.
If you’re going to the 4pm-8pm dinner session, we recommend getting their early, as there were only 1,300 bowls made.
Here are some sneak peek pics showcasing some of the original artisan-crafted pottery that will be available for sale:
For a minimum donation of $15, you can buy your own beautiful, original bowl, locally-made by potters at Moshier Arts Center, then get it filled with a meal of soup, bread, drink and dessert.
And yes, you get to keep the bowl!
This event is a fundraiser for the Highline and White Center Food Banks, and last year it raised over $13,000 for hungry neighbors in need (read our coverage and see our photos from 2010’s event here).
“Moshier potters have teamed up with Discover Burien and Burien Parks and Recreation to host Empty Bowls 2011,” says a statement on the city’s website. “Empty Bowls events can be found around the country raising money to combat hunger in our communities. Potters have donated bowls to be filled with soup at this fun event…all are invited!”
Your donation will get you the opportunity to pick out a beautiful handmade bowl, as well as a simple but wonderful meal of soup, bread, drink and dessert donated by area businesses. Proceeds will go to the Highline Food Bank and White Center Food Bank.