Empty Bowls 2019 set for January 26

Louisiana Living

(1/23/19) The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana’s 3rd Annual Empty Bowls event will be held on Saturday, January 26th from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at The HUB in Downtown Monroe.

This is a unique fundraiser where artists come together to craft and donate hundreds of bowls to be taken home by ticket holders. The goal is to raise awareness for hunger while also raising critical funds to provide food assistance to those struggling with hunger in our community.

With the price of an all-inclusive event ticket, guests can choose a beautiful bowl to take home as a reminder of all of the empty bowls in our community. A tasting of signature dishes will be served from multiple local restaurants including:

Parish Restaurant * Chef Pat Nolan * Grown and Grazed * Health with Hope * The Fat Pelican

Taste of India * Good Earth Salad & Juice Bar * For His Temple Foods

Willie’s Food Truck Park * Uptown Downtown Ruston * Thurman’s Food Factory

Copeland’s * Wing Stop * JAC’s Tailgaters * Dreux Coffee

The delicious food will be accompanied by live music from local musicians Joe Haydel and Dave Hill. Back by popular demand, ceramics artist Alyssa Guidry will be on site doing a pottery demonstration, and artist Leigh Buffington will be painting a piece that will go to one lucky auction winner. There will be numerous art and gift items available in the silent auction thanks to the generosity of local donors. For the kids, there will be fun activities like face painting to enjoy.  

This event wouldn’t be possible without the many talented artists who donate bowls. This year, attendees can choose bowls from Ann Currie, Gary Ratcliff, Brooke Cassady, Alyssa Guidry, Kyle Triplett, Stacey Medaries, Sheila Floyd, Kaitlin Self, Maddie Fowler, Betty Crouch, Megan Smith, Kathy Hosking, Paula Meredith, Sarah Hoffman, and more!

Each ticket purchased for this event helps to support the mission of the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana. In the 12 parish region the Food Bank serves, over 71,000 people struggle with hunger. The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana is the largest hunger relief organization in the region. They partner with over 60 nonprofits that operate food pantries or meal programs, forming a network that serves people facing hunger throughout Northeast Louisiana. In addition, the Food Bank operates three programs that directly provide food to those most vulnerable – our children and seniors. For more information about the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana’s work in the community, please visit www.foodbanknela.com.

Empty Bowls tickets are on sale now, with a limited number of all-inclusive tickets available. Ticket prices range from $10 – $40, and can be purchased at www.emptybowlsnela.com, or by calling 318-322-3567. Get yours today and enjoy this fantastic community event for a great cause!

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