PHOTOS: Successful Empty Bowls Event Tops Last Year

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Another successful Empty Bowls fundraiser is behind us, setting new records for both attendance and contributions.

This annual event raises money for the Highline and White Center Food Banks by accepting donations for a hand-made bowl filled with soup.

When the dust settled and the soup ladles were put away 1,150 attendees contributed $18,400 versus last year’s 1,014 attendees and $16,300.

Here’s a list of the sponsors, soup contributors and others that made the event possible:

909 Coffee & Wine, Ace Hardware, Angelo’s Ristorante, Azteca Restaurant, Archies Mexican Restaurant, B-Town Blog, Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, Clay Art Center, CC’s Lounge, Day Star, Discover Burien Association, El Dorado West Retirement, Elliott Bay Brewery & Pub, Emerald Cove Catering, Fred Meyer, Grand Central Bakery, Highline Medical Center, Ivars Seafood Restaurant, Kayak Bar and Grill, La Costa Mexican Restaurant, Mark Restaurant & Bar, Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub, Normandy Park Senior Living, Osteria da Primo, Panera Bread Company, Puget Sound Skills Center, SideStreet Kitchen and Bar, Sterling Savings Bank, The Company, The Tin Room Bar & Grill, Waste Management, and the amazing Moshier Potters!

BTB photog Michael Brunk was at the dinner session and put together the following photo gallery. You can click the image above or the thumbnails below to view high-resolution photos.

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4 Responses to “PHOTOS: Successful Empty Bowls Event Tops Last Year”
  1. eric says:

    Congrats on a great event!

  2. Shari says:

    This *was* a great event. We saw lots of friends and sat with a table of people we’d never met but soon became friends with–there’s something about good soup and really cool pottery that breaks the ice. Was a lot of fun to look around the room and see (and hear) so many people, from little ones to big old ones, having so much fun. Great cause, great event…thanks to the potters and the chefs and everyone who put on this great community building activity.

  3. Members of a community come together to make a difference for their neighbors, friends and their community … it’s what community is all about. Check out these videos, put together by the White Center Food Bank, after the 2012 Empty Bowls event:

    • Shari says:

      Thanks for sharing these. The first one does a great job of conveying outcomes in an engaging, uplifting and authentic way that brings the community ownership right into the telling of the story. Nice job. How about a summer Empty Bowls event– with bowls of ice cream in July?

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