Friday, March 4, 2011

16th Annual Empty Bowls Dinner, March 6, 2011 - Rodef Shalom Congregation

16th Annual Empty Bowls Dinner
Sunday March 6, 2011 - Rodef Shalom Congregation

Please note slight time change - 2 pm - 6 pm!

The 16th Annual Empty Bowls Dinner will be held Sunday, March 6, 2011 at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland from 2 pm – 6 pm. Empty Bowls is a simple meal of soup and bread that reminds us that many of our neighbors are struggling to feed their families.

All proceeds benefit the Food Bank and Just Harvest.

Larry Berger from Saturday Light Brigade Radio will host this family-friendly event with a strolling magician and children’s activities. We're expecting personality soup-servers and guests from local media. Empty Bowls draws over 1,200 people, and over 15 years has raised more than $425,000 to fight hunger in our communities.

Each ticket holder chooses a ceramic bowl from among over 1,200 on display, hand made by potters, professional and amateur, from all over the area. There is also a silent auction of the "bowls of the ball," and the Celebrity Bowls Auction!

Celebrity Bowls Auction Update: we've been collecting autographed bowls all year long from Sir Paul McCartney, Jackie Evancho, Sidney Crosby and more Pittsburgh Penguins, and many more!

The Food Bank and Just Harvest thank all the many local high schools, community classes, elementary schools, and professional ceramic studios and individuals who contribute to Empty Bowls!

If you would like to donate bowls to Empty Bowls, please call Ken Regal at Just Harvest: 412-431-8960.

Tickets for the Empty Bowls Dinner are $20.00, and are available online or by calling 412-431-8960.

Rodef Shalom Congregation is located at 4905 5th Avenue in Oakland.


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