REMINDER: ‘Empty Bowls’ Food Bank Fundraiser Dinner Is 4pm-8pm TONIGHT

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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.

For more info, read our original event posting here, call (206) 988-3700, or visit the city’s website here.

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6 Responses to “REMINDER: ‘Empty Bowls’ Food Bank Fundraiser Dinner Is 4pm-8pm TONIGHT”
  1. Carolyn says:

    I am a student potter at Moshier Art Center and I want to add that all of the handmade bowls are donated by local artists and students in the Burien area. All of them. And some of the bowls (pots) are beautiful art pieces created by artists whose livelyhood is dependent on their art. While others are works of love donated by the students who frequent the Moshier Art Center. There may be over 1300 pieces by the time we are finished counting this week. All of these pieces are donated out of love and committment to community enrichment. Attending this event is a win-win for everyone – but especially for the attendees who will be able to help out the Food Banks in a delicious way as well as take home a collectable piece of artwork.

    • Ann Graham says:

      Oh boy, I’m having soup for lunch AND dinner today and can’t wait to pick out my bowl!! Thank you for including the White Center Food Bank in this year’s event. Ann Graham, Board President, White Center Food Bank

  2. Chuck says:

    Lunch was marvelous today. Really like the new venue. Nice to have White Center Food Bank included. We hope that all 1300 bowls will be put to good use today. A much needed fundraiser for those folks who are truly hungry. Thank you citizens for supporting other community members.

  3. Steve Gilbert says:

    What a great community event. Jane Matz and I were able to make an early lunch. The soup was great – so difficult to decide which one to have. I love events in which the community gathers together. So many people were saying hi to friends, neighbors, relatives and acquaintances – reconnecting with one another, introducing each other, catching up on what is going on in each others lives.

    It’s events like these and people like you that make Burien such a wonderful place!!!!


    • Kellie Bassen says:

      I agree Steve, the Burien community is wonderful about event turn out. I love seeing my neighbors and our community leaders there!

  4. Greg Duff says:

    My wife and I had the pleasure of attending Empty Bowls this evening. What a great event but so many choices. First you have to choose what bowls you will use. Then you get to pick what kind of soup (the bean soup was great). Then what kind of bread, cheese and drink. The hardest choice of all was which table to sit at. We saw many of our friends there and what could be greater than sharing a meal. I hope that the Highline Food Bank and the White Center Food Bank makes a lot of money tonight.
    Thank you to the blog for your timely story. I would have missed the event if I did not read it on the blog this afternoon.

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