This coming Saturday is the 2nd annual Empty Bowls fundraiser and organizers are still looking for volunteers. Nancy McKinney with the Ballard Food Bank sent us a note that volunteers are needed for two-hour shifts beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 27th. They need help in the kitchen, with the auction, with crowd control, music act ‘roadies’ and other positions. If you’re interested in volunteering you can contact Andrea at Seattleemptybowls@gmail.com to sign up. Let her know what times you will be available. Andrea will then get back to you for shift confirmation.
The Empty Bowls fundraising event runs from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ballard Community Center (6020 28th Ave NW). Painted bowls, some by local Ballardites, will be up for grabs for a minimum suggested donation of $10. (Anything over $10 is tax deductible and available for matching funds from employers.) Plus there will be a silent auction for premium bowls donated by renowned artists such as Kri Kri Studios. New bowls will be released for auction each hour.
When you buy a bowl, Ballard Market has donated meat and vegan soup to fill it and Tall Grass Bakery will provide the bread. Local musicians will be providing the entertainment.
Empty Bowls is an international effort to fight hunger, executed at the community level. Money raised here in Ballard will go to the Ballard Food Bank. Unique to Seattle Empty Bowls is the sale of animal bowls. Money from these bowls will go to the Seattle Animal Shelter to buy food for hungry animals.
Last year, the fundraiser brought in more than $5,000 for charity. This year organizers want to double that.