Sunday, January 25, 2015

Empty Bowls




"Empty Bowls" is a very successful fundraiser for the Harry Chapin Food Bank.
Local artists contribute pottery bowls that patrons buy for $15 and
local restaurants serve soup and bread to fill the bowls.
Last year the fundraiser raised $60,000 in three hours.
This year it seemed even more crowded.


Charity Navigator ranks the Harry Chapin Food Bank as #1 out of 141 Florida charities in its effectiveness and #11 out of 3,326 charities nationwide.

Terrific organization!

18 comments:

Lowell said...

That's a great idea! And I always liked Harry Chapin!

Stefan Jansson said...

A fine initiative.

Kate said...

This kind of fundraiser is becoming increasingly popular and successful. I had never heard of it 'til one of our MN bloggers photographed it a few years ago. Just recently forgot about one at our neighborhood highs school. Darn! Your post today reminded me of it. Did you buy a bowl and how was the soup? I would have bought the yellow bowl on the right, about third up.

Luis Gomez said...

So good! Great idea.

Halcyon said...

That is a fantastic idea! Do they get to keep the bowls?

Sharon Anck said...

Our food bank does an event exactly the same as this. I still own a couple of those artistic bowls.

Birdman said...

That bowls me over. I'd buy one then go fill it with some French Onion soup.

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific event and such a great cause!! Wish I were there!! But, as always, your pics are the next best thing!! All that's missing is the soup to fill the bowl!! Hope you have a great new week, Jack!!

Malyss said...

Great idea! What a crowd !

jennyfreckles said...

Great idea. I adored Harry Chapin, even saw a live concert once. So sad when he was killed. I still have a vinyl LP by him.

RedPat said...

They do the same event here for a charity. It is good of the restaurant owners and artists to donate their time and work to such a cause.

Michelle said...

I would love to attend this. Nice to see so many people out supporting the cause.

William Kendall said...

That sounds like a good idea!

Randy said...

I loved that event when we had it here. Now we have the Souper-Bowl where 30 restuarant compeat for best Soup overall, Best Cream, Best Vegetarian and Best Savory. It has a great turn out and raises quite a bit of money.

Kay said...

What a great idea! It's new to me. I think the person in the tan jacket may have bought the bowl I have my eye on. White with blue flowers.
How was the soup?

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello Jack,
I agree with the comments here,this is such a great and original idea! Glad to see so many people present for the event!
Leia

VP said...

A great idea: funny, colorful and with a cause!

EG CameraGirl said...

What a super idea for raising much needed and worthy cash!