Empty Bowls Houston benefiting Houston Food Bank

May 19, 2018
4848 Main Street | Houston, TX 77002
Contact: Paula Murphy
Phone: (713) 223-3700
Times: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Admission: Free; bowls can be purchased for minimum donation of $25
Area of Town: Museum District
Free Admission: Yes

Empty Bowls is an international effort to fight hunger, implemented in Houston to benefitthe Houston Food Bank. The unique lunch fundraiser will be held Saturday, May 19,2018, and is a collaboration between Houston area ceramists, woodturners and artistsworking in all media and Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. In its first 13 years,Empty Bowls Houston has raised $801,550 for the Houston Food Bank! (This equalsmore than 2.4 million meals to the hungry!) Attendees enjoy perusing the 1,500-plus one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted bowls donated by Houston area ceramists and craft artists, which are available for a donation of $25, which goes 100% to Houston Food Bank. For each bowl purchased, attendees receive a simple lunch of soup provided by Sweet Tomatoes and bread from Slow Dough Bread Co. The empty bowls purchased serve as a reminder of all the empty bowls in our community and the world. There are also larger bowls available at a higher price (lunch also included.) Note: for each $1 donated to Houston Food Bank, THREE meals are provided to the hungry. So, each $25 bowl purchase provides 75 meals! Live music and artist demonstrations throughout the day. SPONSORS: Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Sweet Tomatoes, Ceramic Store, Archway Gallery, Sofer Presents, LD Systems, GoodPop, Katz Coffee, Slow Dough Bread Co., EdibleHouston magazine, The Mad Potter

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