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Empty Bowls event Saturday, volunteers needed

Posted by Geeky Swedes on February 24th, 2010

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 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.

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8 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Silver // Feb 24, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Thanks for the head's up. I'm going to email them about volunteering!

  • 2 GlendaGoodwitch // Feb 24, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    I wonder if Wilderness Barbie will be on hand to screen the female recipients of this fundraiser. Because if they also happen to be on welfare, then she wants to force Norplant or IUDs on them, and their female children.

  • 3 bmvaughn // Feb 25, 2010 at 6:57 am

    Someone sounds like they aren't a very good witch…

    ..or maybe I missed your humor?

  • 4 m // Feb 25, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    wow Glenda – way out of line there. Completely unnecessary personal attack….

  • 5 Silver // Feb 25, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Hey I sent email to Andrea at to see about volunteering and haven't heard back. Must have gone into her spam filter. Any other way to contact them?

  • 6 Suzaroo // Feb 26, 2010 at 12:35 am

    I sent an e-mail there, too and have had no reply. I just RSVP'd on their facebook page and left a message. Maybe try that.

  • 7 Suzaroo // Feb 26, 2010 at 12:38 am

    Just got a reply to my e-mail. :)

  • 8 Silver // Feb 26, 2010 at 12:55 am

    Thanks for the suggestion! I just now heard back from Andrea, so all is well.

    See you there!

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