Thanks to everyone who made Empty Bowls 2019 a huge success!
Photos by Rea Photography
Congratulations to artist Mashall Smith for her winning poster design!
The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana’s 3rd Annual Empty Bowls event will be held on Saturday, January 26th from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at The HUB in Downtown Monroe. This is a unique fundraiser where artists come together to craft and donate hundreds of bowls to be taken home by ticket holders. The goal is to raise awareness for hunger while also raising critical funds to provide food assistance to those struggling with hunger in our community.
With the price of an all-inclusive event ticket, guests can choose a beautiful bowl to take home as a reminder of all of the empty bowls in our community. A tasting of signature dishes will be served from multiple local restaurants including:
Parish Restaurant * Chef Pat Nolan * Grown and Grazed * Health with Hope * The Fat Pelican
Taste of India * Good Earth Salad & Juice Bar * For His Temple Foods
Willie’s Food Truck Park * Uptown Downtown Ruston * Thurman’s Food Factory
Copeland’s * Wing Stop * JAC’s Tailgaters * Dreux Coffee * Newk’s * CC’s Coffee House
The delicious food will be accompanied by live music from local musicians Joe Haydel and Dave Hill. Back by popular demand, ceramics artist Alyssa Guidry will be on site doing a pottery demonstration, and artist Leigh Buffington will be painting a piece that will go to one lucky auction winner. There will be numerous art and gift items available in the silent auction thanks to the generosity of local donors. For the kids, there will be fun activities like face painting to enjoy.
This event wouldn’t be possible without the many talented artists who donate bowls. This year, attendees can choose bowls from Ann Currie, Gary Ratcliff, Brooke Cassady, Alyssa Guidry, Kyle Triplett, Stacey Medaries, Sheila Floyd, Kaitlin Self, Maddie Fowler, Betty Crouch, Megan Smith, Kathy Hosking, Paula Meredith, Sarah Hoffman, and more!
Each ticket purchased for this event helps to support the mission of the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana. In the 12 parish region the Food Bank serves, over 71,000 people struggle with hunger. The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana is the largest hunger relief organization in the region. They partner with over 60 nonprofits that operate food pantries or meal programs, forming a network that serves people facing hunger throughout Northeast Louisiana. In addition, the Food Bank operates three programs that directly provide food to those most vulnerable – our children and seniors.
Thanks to all of the artists, restaurants and sponsors who make this event possible!! If you’d like to join us, please call Sarah at 318-322-3567, or click here for the sponsorship packet.
Get Tickets: Bowl Tickets are SOLD OUT!
Online Ticketing Closed – Food Only Tickets available at the door – $20 for adults, $10 Kids 6-12
Kids 5 and Under Get in Free.
Thanks to all who attended Empty Bowls 2018! This year was a huge success and will help the Food Bank provide over 100,000 meals to our neighbors facing hunger!
Thank You to Our Generous 2018 Sponsors:
Empty Bowls benefits the Food Bank’s operations and programming, as well as our network of over 60 local nonprofits and programs.
For more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sarah Hoffman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or (318) 322-3567.
Thank you for making Empty Bowls 2017 a HUGE success!
Here are some of the highlights of the event. (Photos by John W. Rea)