KMVT- Empty Bowls 2016

BLAINE COUNTY, Id. ( KMVT / KSVT ) – You might not think a place like Sun Valley needs a food bank…
But The Hunger Coalition in Blaine County says it served meals to almost 4,000 people in 2015, which is nearly a quarter of Blaine County’s population.

Over half of those meals went to children.

“Our clients are your neighbors. They could be the person that works at the supermarket or the person that takes your lift tickets or the barista, or dishwasher, housekeeper. It’s the general working force of our valley,” said Julie Molema, The Hunger Coalition.

The Sixth Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser is taking place on Sunday in Ketchum.

The event raises money for The Hunger Coalition and features hand–made bowls that you can purchase for $20 and then fill with a gourmet lunch donated by local chefs and caterers.

Empty Bowls got its start 25 years ago in New England, and then spread internationally with potters near and far making bowls.

Restaurants and caterers donate their services, and they choose the month of January, which is when most food banks go hungry, after the generous holiday season.
“The potters are people anywhere from six years old to 80 years old. People who have spent their life playing in the mud as I like to call it, and also people who have never held a piece of clay in their hands before. So, there’s the full gamut,” said Sandra Hofferber, Boulder Mountain Clayworks.

You can purchase and fill your empty bowl on Sunday from noon to 2pm at the Church of the Big Wood in Ketchum.

Empty Bowls event raises funds for The Hunger Coalition

Join us for the 6th Annual Empty Bowls Event emptybowls_2016_poster_finalon Sunday, January 17th.

 Hunger is a community-wide challenge affecting more people than you might realizeeven 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.

 

Empty Bowls 2016

Empty Bowls 2016! Thank you to everyone who helped make this event happen!

EVENT PHOTOS by Lyndsey Mason.

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Hunger is a community wide challenge affecting more people than you might
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.

Empty Bowls is sponsored by Boulder Mountain Clayworks!

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, Bigwood Bread,  Big Belly Deli, Cornerstone Bar and Grill,  CK’s Real FoodEnoteca, il NasoKetchum GrillKnob Hill Inn,  Mahoney’sOak St. Foods, Perry’sStarbucksSun Valley CompanyThe HavenVintage Restaurant and many more.

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.

Winter months can be especially difficult for families struggling to make ends meet, as higher heating bills put additional pressure on household budgets. “Empty Bowls is a great way to show support for community members in need,” said Jeanne Liston, Executive Director of The Hunger Coalition. “Local residents of all ages have an opportunity to share a delicious communal meal, receive a beautiful bowl, and help fight hunger in the Wood River Valley.”

Proceeds will benefit the thousands of Blaine County residents who receive food assistance and related support from The Hunger Coalition every year. 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.

IMG_050_lowBring 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.

February 2015 E-Newsletter

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Empty Bowls 2015 was a huge success!

As February arrives, The Hunger Coalition is facing The Hunger Season, when need is at its highest and food donations plummet dramatically. Warehouse shelves are bare and thousands of locals are at risk of going hungry.

Please consider the next time you’re at the grocery store,contributing to one of our yellow bins during the next few months, or purchasing a Stop Hunger card at the checkout stands of Atkinsons’ Markets.

Read on to reflect on the past year and all that YOU – our donors, volunteers and community members helped us accomplish in 2014. Your support was paramount in helping us achieve some huge goals!

Click here to read the entire newsletter.

Join us for the 4th Annual Empty Bowls event!

EB_BowlsPurchase a one-of-a-kind ceramic bowl, enjoy lunch with fellow community members, and help your neighbors in need! Our 4th Annual Empty Bowls event will take place Sunday, January 19th from noon – 2pm. Join Boulder Mountain Clayworks, Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, The Hunger Coalition and a host of local chefs and caterers for this special community event.

With the purchase of a bowl for $20, guests can enjoy a wonderful array of tasty soups, hearty chili, crisp salads, fresh bread, and a fabulous dessert– provided by Atkinsons’ Markets, Big Belly Deli, Big Wood Bread, Boca, CK’s Real Food, Cava Cava, Esta, Five Loaves, Globus, Ketchum Grill, Perry’s, Sayvour, Starbucks, Sun Valley Company, and Toni’s Ice Cream

Thanks to Boulder Mountain Clayworks, there will be over 300 hand-crafted and hand-painted bowls from professional and amateur artisans to select from this year. The bowl is yours to keep!

Can’t make it?  Why not pay it forward and give someone else the opportunity to attend?  Your donation can provide a warm meal to a deserving individual or family who wouldn’t otherwise be able to join us.

2011_Donate_Now_buttonSimply click the Donate Now button and type in “Empty Bowls” in the “Donation is in honor of” field.  Contact The Hunger Coalition for more information.

For additional information about the event, Click here.

FILL YOUR BOWL AND HELP YOUR NEIGHBOR IN NEED!

You’re Invited to the 3rd Annual Empty Bowls Event on Sunday, January 20th

Fill A Bowl from Boulder Mountain Clayworks and
Help Fill The Bellies of Hungry Families through The Hunger Coalition

No better symbol for hunger exists than an empty bowl.  In acknowledgment of those Blaine County residents struggling with hunger, Boulder Mountain Clayworks, The Hunger Coalition and a host of local chefs and caterers are filling bowls for the 3rd Annual Empty Bowls event on Sunday, January 20th from 12 noon – 2pm at the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood.

Purchase a one-of-a-kind ceramic bowl, enjoy lunch with fellow community members and help your neighbors in need!

Thanks to Boulder Mountain Clayworks, there will be over 300 hand-crafted and hand-painted bowls from professional and amateur artisans and students to select from this year.  With the purchase of a bowl for $20, guests can enjoy a wonderful array of tasty soups, hearty chili, crisp salads, fresh bread and a yummy dessert.  The bowls is yours to keep!

This event kicks off The Hunger Coalition’s 10 year anniversary and Executive Director, Jeanne Liston, hopes the community will come out and celebrate.  “This is a fun event that is geared for the entire family,” states Liston.  “It’s a great opportunity for community members young and old to share a communal meal, receive a beautiful bowl, and help fight hunger locally.”

Proceeds benefit the nearly 1,600 children and adults in Blaine County experiencing hunger and reaching out to The Hunger Coalition for help.

Modeled after the international grassroots Empty Bowls project, the purpose is to raise awareness about the issue of hunger in our community and raise critical funds to provide relief for those facing food insecurity.  For the cost of one bowl, The Hunger Coalition can provide over one day’s worth of healthy, nourishing meals for a family of three.

The 3rd Annual Empty Bowls takes place in the cafeteria of the Church of the Big Wood on Sunday, January 20th from 12 noon – 2pm.   Lunch features gourmet soups, crisp salads, hearty chili, fresh breads and delicious desserts!  Participants include:  Atkinsons’ Markets, Big Wood Bread, CK’s Real Food, Della Mano, Esta, Perry’s, Rolling in Dough, Sayvour, Starbucks, Sun Valley Company, Toni’s Ice Cream and Wallee Lange.

Everyone at Boulder Mountain Clayworks, The Hunger Coalition, the Church of the Big Wood and all participating restaurants and caterers encourage you to join them for an especially gratifying meal.  When you buy a bowl and enjoy a fabulous fresh meal with friends and family, you are making sure others in our community will be able to enjoy a warm and welcome meal too.

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 purchase of a $20 bowl.  Additional questions and more information are also available at 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