Join us for the 6th Annual Empty Bowls Event on Sunday, January 17th.
Hunger is a community-wide challenge affecting more people than you might realize–even in a wealthy community like ours. To help raise awareness and funds to combat hunger locally, Boulder Mountain Clayworks, The Hunger Coalition and the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood are hosting the 6th Annual Empty Bowls event on Sunday, January 17 from 12 noon – 2 pm at the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood.
During this unique community event, attendees purchase a one-of-a-kind ceramic bowl for $20, then fill the bowl with delicious soups, salads, chili, bread and dessert—all donated by local chefs and caterers. Thanks to Boulder Mountain Clayworks, there will be more than 300 hand-crafted and hand-painted bowls from professional and amateur artisans to select from this year.
“Empty Bowls is a great way to show support for community members in need,” said Jeanne Liston, Executive Director of The Hunger Coalition. “Boulder Mountain Clayworks’ staff and volunteers work tirelessly throwing and making bowls, recruiting volunteers and restaurants, and ensuring the event goes off without a hitch,” added Liston. “It is a pleasure to partner with them and the Church of the Big Wood on this event to help feed our community’s hungry while enjoying a communal meal–AND everyone gets to take home a beautiful, locally made bowl!”
Proceeds will benefit the thousands of Blaine County residents who receive food assistance and related support from The Hunger Coalition every year. Winter months can be especially difficult for families struggling to make ends meet, as higher heating bills put additional pressure on household budgets. For the cost of one bowl, The Hunger Coalition can provide more than a day’s worth of healthy, nourishing meals for a family of three.
Empty Bowls takes place in the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood’s cafeteria and features gourmet soups, crisp salads, hearty chili, fresh breads and delicious desserts from local restaurants and caterers including: Atkinsons’ Markets, Big Belly Deli, Bigwood Bread, CK’s Real Food, The Haven, il Naso, Mahoney’s, Perry’s, Sun Valley Company, Cornerstone Bar and Grill, Ketchum Grill, Enoteca, Knob Hill Inn, Starbucks, Vintage Restaurant, and many more.
Bring your family and friends to Empty Bowls and enjoy a truly memorable and meaningful meal. Together, we can ensure that everyone in the community has enough healthy food to eat throughout the year.
The Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood is located at 100 Saddle Road, across from the YMCA in Ketchum. All are welcome. Admission price is the purchase of a $20 bowl. For more information, contact The Hunger Coalition at (208) 788-0121.
The Hunger Coalition strives to end hunger in our community by providing wholesome food to those in need and by promoting solutions to the underlying causes of hunger through collaboration, education and advocacy. For more information, visit www.thehungercoalition.org.