Milwaukee Empty Bowls 14th Annual Event
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 10:30am – 2pm
MATC-Oak Creek Campus | 6665 S. Howell Avenue, Oak Creek
Milwaukee Empty Bowls will host its 14th Annual Milwaukee Empty Bowls event on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 10:30am – 2pm at MATC-Oak Creek Campus. Milwaukee Empty Bowls is a one-of-a kind fundraiser that brings the community together to enjoy the work of area artists, restaurants and entertainers to benefit Milwaukee area food programs.
“Our annual event educates the public about hunger in our community and raises funds to support the organizations that work to alleviate that hunger,” said Jean Wells, founder and president of Milwaukee Empty Bowls. “This event is a unique partnership between local artists, restaurants, entertainers and the people who come to enjoy it.”
The organization is looking forward to building on last year’s event where 1,800 people were served and $42,825 raised in support of local food programs. Since 1999, Milwaukee Empty Bowls has donated more than $410,000 to food programs in the Milwaukee metro area. More than 95% of the funds raised during this perennially popular event – held around World Food Day – go directly to aid the hungry in our community. Guests at the October event have their choice from a collection of more than 2,000 ceramic bowls handcrafted and donated by local artists, teachers and students. Soups prepared by more than 50 local chefs are served with bread and other refreshments. Some of the area’s top musicians entertain guests throughout the day.
No registration is required and a minimum donation of $20 per bowl ($10 for bowls made by children) is requested. The bowls guests take home serve as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in our community. During the event’s 13-year history, more than 24,000 bowls have been purchased.
Milwaukee Empty Bowls will also debut its first ever MEB Cookbook, featuring stories, full color photos, and 65 soup recipes from local restaurants that have donated over the past 13 years. The cookbook will be available for a $20 donation at the October event or for $25 including shipping online atMilwaukeeEmptyBowls.org.
With the involvement and support of MATC, local businesses and more than 300 volunteers, proceeds from this year’s event will go to: Agape Community Center, The Cathedral Center, Fondy Food Center, Friedens Community Ministries, Interchange, Jewish Community Food Pantry, Milwaukee Christian Center, and St. Catherine’s Food Pantry.
For more information, please visit www.milwaukeeemptybowls.org