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Northeast Iowa Food Bank's Empty Bowls Fundraiser 2017
Fri, March 31, 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM CDT
The goal of the event is to raise awareness and educate the community on the issue of hunger.
All attending the event receive a simple meal of bread and soup along with a symbolic ceramic bowl to take home with them. They will also have the opportunity to take part in a silent, super silent and live auction that begins at 6:00 p.m. There will be 20 Live auction items that the attendees can bid on along with 30 plus Silent and 15 Super Silent auction items. The packages, baskets and assorted items auctioned that night range from handcrafted artwork, jewelry, sports memorabilia, event tickets and several gift certificates to local establishments, mini vacation get-a-ways, Chef meals prepared right in your own home, to World Series Champion Chicago Cubs game package, We will have over 65 items to select from. Something for everyone to bid on.
The concept behind Empty Bowls began in 1990. A high school art teacher in Michigan helped his students find a way to raise funds to support a food drive. What evolved was a class project to make ceramic bowls for a fundraising meal. Guests were served a simple meal of soup and bread, and were invited to keep the bowl as a reminder of hunger in the world.
By the following year the originators had developed this concept into Empty Bowls, a project to provide support for Food Banks, soup kitchens, and other organizations that fight hunger. Since then, Empty Bowls events have been held throughout the world, and millions of dollars have been raised to fill empty bowls near you.