Participate in Austin Empty Bowl Project’s 20th Year of Fighting Hunger

As we move into the holiday season, I begin to reflect on all I have to be thankful for and consider how I can help those in my community who are less fortunate. If you’re also looking for a way to give back this holiday season, Austin Empty Bowl Project is a cause highly deserving of your support. Over the past 19 years, Austin Empty Bowl Project has raised over $900,000 to help feed hungry Central Texans. Now celebrating 20 years, the goal is the $1 million mark.

The family-friendly event will be held on Sunday, Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Central Texas Food Bank, located at 6500 Metropolis Dr. For a donation of $20, guests are invited to choose their favorite from over 4,000 handmade ceramic bowls donated by local artists, which are then filled with soup and bread from some of Austin’s best restaurants. When it’s time to leave, have your bowl wrapped up to take home as a reminder of those whose bowls are empty.

During the silent auction, guests can bid on bowls signed by musicians like Neko Case, Dixie Chicks, KD Lang and Shinyribs, as well as other celebrities. A drawing will be held to determine the winner of the 20th Anniversary custom quilt created by Nancy Elder, displaying a quote which embodies the spirit of the project and that of the holiday season:

“The miracle is this–the more we share, the more we have.”
–Leonard Nimoy

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