First Interstate Bank’s Empty Bowls Presented by Lonza Pharma & Biotech

Supporting NeighborImpact and its Emergency Food Program, First Interstate Banks’ Empty Bowls fundraising event, presented by Lonza Pharma & Biotech, will take place on October 27, 2019 at the Central Oregon Community College Campus Center. Event guests 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 Baker, beverages and dessert. Guests will enjoy a relaxed dining experience and the music of a local band, “Parlour,” reuniting just for this event.

Empty Bowls is an internationally recognized event that raises awareness of hunger and food insecurity. Attendees keep their handcrafted bowls as a reminder of the thousands of bowls that remain empty every day in Central Oregon.
First Interstate Bank and its Foundation are committed to supporting our communities through charitable giving. Funds raised from the local event support NeighborImpact and its Emergency Food Assistance program, which provides food for over 22,000 people each month and distributes over three million pounds of food over a year’s time.
Tickets are on sale now at NeighborImpact offers a discounted price for purchases of four or more tickets. We recommend signing up early to take advantage of the discount and to secure your preferred seating time before it sells out.
Sunday, October 27, 2019
COCC Campus Center
2600 College Way in Bend
Seating Times: 12:00 PM (SOLD OUT), 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 three million pounds of food to 51 local agencies in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties and at the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Emergency food sites help over 20,000 individuals every month.

About NeighborImpact: NeighborImpact was created in 1985 to represent and serve economically-disadvantaged residents of Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Our mission is “Supporting People, Strengthening Communities.” NeighborImpact is the region’s leading provider of emergency food programs, housing and homeless services, energy assistance, childcare provider resources, Head Start early childhood education services and self-help programs for the working poor. We provide a diverse range of services to over 48,000 households every year. To learn more about NeighborImpact please visit

Empty Bowls Sponsors: First Interstate Bank, Lonza Pharma & Biotech, The Brewer Team at Morgan Stanley, Summit Bank, Miller Lumber Co., Bend Anesthesiology Group, Pahlisch Homes, Bend Garbage & Recycling, St. Charles Health System, Central Oregon Community College, Rosell Wealth Management, Sunwest Builders, J L Ward Co., Skjersaa Group, 21 Cares for Kids, The Source Weekly, Cascade Culinary Institute, Oregon Green Products, Strictly Organic Coffee Co., Parlour and The Village Baker.
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