One of my favorite events of the year, The Empty Bowl Project, is this Sunday, November 20, 2011 from 11:00 to 3:00 at Marchesa Hall. Lots of your favorite restaurants will be serving up delicious soup, in the hand made bowl of your choice, which you get to keep. If you happen to choose the wonderful soup from Cafe Josie, I’ll be on hand to garnish it for you! Come say “hi” and have some delicious soup for a great cause.
From the Capital Area Food Bank’s website:
“Empty Bowls Fill Body and Soul
15th Annual Austin Empty Bowl Project: A Tradition of Sharing That Feeds Hungry Kids
Austin, TX —
The 15th annual Austin Empty Bowl Project is this Sunday, November 20.
This unique, Austin favorite runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at a new venue, the Marchesa Hall and Theatre, Lincoln Village, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin (just behind Highland Mall).
In 2010, 2,000 people attended the Austin Empty Bowl Project and raised more than $88,000 for Capital Area Food Banks’ (CAFB) Kids Cafe. Kids Cafe is a CAFB afterschool program serving 400,000 nutritious meals a year to hungry central Texan children.
Area potters and students have created thousands of handcrafted ceramic bowls for the event; attendees select bowls and fill them with their choice of gourmet soups provided by area chefs. Participants then gather to share in a meal, enjoy live music and give thanks. The bowls are theirs to keep for $20 each. For every bowl purchased, the Food Bank can provide 45 meals.
Dozens of bowls signed by celebrities will be available for auction as well. Celebrity participants include: Joan Rivers, Chef Anthony Bourdain, Lady Longhorn Coach Gail Goestenkors, Molly Shannon, K.D. Lang, Batman (Adam West), Sergio Mendes, The Biscuit Brothers and many more.
Event sponsored by: HomeAway, FOX 7, 93.3 KGSR, Austin REAL Pros REALTORS, Bruce Elfants 19th Annual Ice Cream Social, Goodwill Staffing Services, Randalls Food Markets, Ceramics Bayou and Whole Foods.
About Capital Area Food Bank of Texas:
The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas (CAFB) is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in ending hunger. Since 1981, CAFB in collaboration with more than 300 partner agencies has been helping Central Texans in need providing healthy food, nutritional program assistance and education, so they can make better choices at mealtime. In the past 12 months, CAFB distributed 24 million pounds of food to 300,000 Central Texans in its 21 county service territory. For more information on the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas and its programs, visit www.austinfoodbank.org or call 512/282-2111.”