Empty Bowls Invades Bethesda: Capital Area Food Bank Expands Popular Event Featuring Hand-Crafted Bowls and Soups from Area's Hippest Restaurants

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Empty Bowls is an international grassroots program encouraging local artists and organizations to work together to raise hunger awareness and help feed those who are hungry in their own communities.

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What:     

A very cool collision of area potters, Bethesda Businesses, local restaurants and people who care about hunger. The Empty Bowls Bethesda lunch event brings together artists, local restaurants and the community to help tackle the issue of hunger in the Washington metro region. For a minimum donation of $25, guests will savor delicious soups and breads from the areas hottest restaurants and leave with unique, handcrafted bowls donated by local artists. Guests keep their bowls as a reminder of how they helped fill empty bowls in the community. All proceeds from the sale of the art bowls go directly to the CAFB. The Capital Area Food Bank provides 10.6 million pounds of food to children, seniors and families in Maryland, through 192 partner agencies.

Who:

Participating artists: Eastern Market Pottery, Hinckley Pottery, Lee Arts Center and Strange Kitchen

Participating restaurants: Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Bethesda Barbecue Company, Black’s Bar & Kitchen,
Breads Unlimited, Cava Mezze, City Perch Kitchen & Bar, From the Farmer, Geppetto Catering, Grapeseed American Bistro & Wine Bar, and Mussel Bar & Grille

Supporters: Bethesda Magazine, Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club and The Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce

When:    

Thursday, February 26, 2015
11:30 AM – 2 PM

Where:    

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
7719 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Metro accessible. On-site parking available

Why:        

In Montgomery County, 15.3 percent of children are at risk of hunger.

This year, the CAFB distributed 1.6 million pounds of food in Montgomery County.

Visuals: Over 100 original bowls created by local artists; local chefs serving soup

RSVP: To register visit capitalareafoodbank.org/empty-bowls-md

To learn more about hunger and nutrition issues in the Washington metro area, log on to capitalareafoodbank.org

The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in the Washington metro area serving over
530,000 people through direct food distribution programs and a network of 500 food assistance partners. This
year, the Capital Area Food Bank distributed 42 million pounds of food – the equivalent of 35 million meals –
including 17.5 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables.

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Shamia Holloway
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