Annual Empty Bowls Event to Feed Neighbors in Need

What:            The Capital Area Food Bank will host its 7th Annual Empty Bowls event, a one-day fundraiser designed to shed light on the issue of hunger, in response to record numbers of residents in need throughout the Washington metro area. For a minimum donation of $25, guests will savor delicious soups and breads and leave with handcrafted bowls donated by local artists.  Guests keep their bowls as a reminder of how they helped fill empty bowls in the community. All proceeds from the sale of the art bowls go directly to the CAFB.

                        The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in the Washington metro area serving over 530,000 people through direct food distribution programs and a network of 500 partner agencies. This year, the Capital Area Food Bank distributed 42 million pounds of food – the equivalent of 35 million meals – including 17.5 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Who:                  Participating artists include Hinckley Pottery, The Mud Hut, Eastern Market Pottery, Lee Arts Center, The Potters Guild of Baltimore, Freestate Pottery, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Baltimore Clayworks, All Fired Up, Jodi Walsh, and Strange Kitchen

                             Participating restaurants include Teaism, RIS, Brookland’s Finest, Corner Bakery, Busboys and Poets, Occidental, Purple Onion Catering Company and Cantina Marina

     Food & Friends, CAFB food assistance partner

     Sponsors include ABC 7/WJLA-TV and News Channel 8 and House of Artistry


When:           Wednesday, October 8, 2014

                        11:30 AM – 2:30 PM


Where:         FHI 360 Conference Center, 8th Floor

                        1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Washington, DC  20009

Metro accessible. On-site parking available

Why:           ■    D.C. has the second highest child hunger rate in the nation, with 1 in 3 children at risk of


       ■    Over 530,000 residents in the Washington metro area depend on the CAFB and its

              partners for food assistance.

Visuals:          Over 300 original bowls created by local artists; local chefs serving soup


RSVP:            To register visit www.capitalareafoodbank.org/empty-bowls


To learn more about hunger and nutrition issues in the Washington metro area, log on to capitalareafoodbank.org


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