Feed My People’s Empty Bowls event raised over $50,000 and had more than 1,800 guests on March 7, 2013. Last year they raised about $42,000 with 1,400 guests.
By Devan Shuneman
My People Food Bank is holding their 13th annual Empty Bowls event at The Florian Gardens in Eau Claire. The event will be serving continuously on March 7 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for dine-in or carry-out.
Soup, bread and desserts were donated by local restaurants and hand-crafted bowls were donated by local artists. Tickets are $8 for a meal and $18 for a meal and a hand- crafted bowl to take home with you. There will also be a silent auction and demonstrations of ceramic bowl making.
Empty Bowls is Feed My People’s largest fundraiser of the year and 100 percent of the proceeds go to feeding those in need within the community.