19th Annual Empty Bowls presented by First Interstate Bank

Central Oregon– The 2020 NeighborImpact Empty Bowls will be like no other in the 19-year history of the event in Central Oregon. Instead of an in-person event where neighbors gather to enjoy a meal and listen to music, families will come together in their own homes to enjoy a home cooked meal with ingredients provided by students from the Cascade Culinary Institute at Central Oregon Community College and all the trimmings provided by local restaurants, coffee shops, and bakeries.

For the price of an Empty Bowls ticket, each participant will receive a gift package including a handmade bowl created by local potters, dry soup mix created by students from the Cascade Culinary Institute, a gift certificate for a loaf of bread from The Village Baker, a coffee/tea gift card from Strictly Organic Coffee Company, a cookie from Bleu Bite Catering or a cupcake card from Too Sweet Cakes, and gift certificates for a bowl of soup, chili or appetizer from a variety of restaurant partners. Each basket will be assembled, wrapped and delivered to each home by our wonderful volunteers from First Interstate Bank.

Empty Bowls Event Details:

Sunday, November 15th

Ticket Price: $35

Tickets go on sale on October 1, 2020

About Empty Bowls: Empty Bowls is an internationally recognized event that raises awareness of hunger and hunger-related issues. Attendees keep their handcrafted bowls as a reminder of the millions of bowls that remain empty each day around the world. Locally, funds raised from the event support the NeighborImpact Emergency Food Assistance program.

For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.neighborimpact.org/give-help/fundraising-events/empty-bowls-2020/

About the NeighborImpact Food Program: The NeighborImpact Emergency Food Assistance Program is the regional affiliate of Oregon Food Bank. The program collects and distributes over 4.7 million pounds of food to 47 local agencies in Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson counties and to the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Emergency food sites help an average of 26,000 individuals every month.

For more information about this program, visit www.neighborimpact.org/services/food or call 541-323-6548.

As an essential business providing essential services to disadvantaged individuals in Central Oregon, NeighborImpact will continue to serve all three counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Those needing assistance may access services via telephone and online or in person in Bend, Redmond and Madras. 

About NeighborImpact: NeighborImpact is a private non-profit governed by a board of directors drawn from across the community.  Since 1985, NeighborImpact has led the region in developing solutions and bringing resources to Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. We help meet the basic needs of Central Oregonians, build economic security and create a community where everyone thrives. NeighborImpact receives federal, state and local grants, foundation grants and donations from individuals and businesses in our community. To learn more about NeighborImpact please visit www.neighborimpact.org.

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