Empty Bowls 2018

The 17th Annual Empty Bowls event will take place on October 28, 2018 at the Central Oregon Community College Campus Center. Tickets are on sale now and can be found at NeighborImpact.org/empty-bowls. Attendees of the event will receive a beautifully handcrafted bowl made by local potters as well as gourmet soup or chili made by COCC Culinary Institute, artisan bread from the Village Bakery, beverages and dessert. Guests will enjoy a relaxed dining experience and the music of local artists, Summit Express Jazz Band.

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 NeighborImpact’s Emergency Food Assistance program. This program feeds approximately 25,000 people each month and distributes over 3 million pounds of food locally each year.

We recommend signing up early to take advantage of the discount and to get your preferred seating time before it sells out.Sunday, October 28, 2018
COCC Campus Center
2600 College Way in Bend
Seating Times: 12:00 PM 1:30 PM or 3:00 PM

About NeighborImpact’s Food Program: NeighborImpact’s Food 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 at the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Emergency food sites help an average of 22,000 individuals every month.

For more information on NeighborImpact’s Food Bank and food recovery program, visit the website at www.neighborimpact.org/services/food or call 541-323-6548.

About NeighborImpact:  Since 1985, NeighborImpact has been a leader in developing solutions and bringing resources to Crook, Jefferson and Deschutes County.  The agency offers a diversity of services meeting basic human needs for food and shelter, while enriching people’s lives by providing access to increased education, skills, and hope for the future. NeighborImpact is a private nonprofit organization that 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.

Empty Bowls Sponsors: KTVZ 21 Cares for Kids, Go Magazine, Brooks Resources Corporation, Lonza Pharma & Biotech, Wells Fargo, Bend Garbage and Recycling, Columbia Bank, Hayden Homes,​ Hooker Creek Companies, LLC, Kirby Nagelhout Construction Co., SELCO Community Credit Union,​ St. Charles Foundation, SunWest Builders, Cascade Culinary Institute, Central Oregon Community College, Strictly Organic Coffee,​ Summit Express Jazz Band​, Oregon Green Products, The Village Baker