The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana’s 4th Annual Empty Bowls event will be held on Saturday, January 25th, 2020 from 11 AM – 1 PM, at the beautiful Bayou Pointe event center in Monroe.
About Empty Bowls
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 over a dozen local restaurants.
The delicious food will be accompanied by live music from local musicians, an on site pottery demonstration, and more. 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.
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.
Thanks to all of the artists, restaurants and sponsors who make this event possible!! If you’d like to sponsor this event or donate items for the auction, please call Sarah at 318-322-3567, or click here for a sponsorship packet.
2020 Food Vendors
Parish Restaurant | Taste of India | The Good Earth Juice & Salad Bar
Health with Hope | The Fat Pelican | For His Temple Foods | Chef Pat Nolan
Char 19 | Thurman’s Food Factory | JAC’s Tailgaters | Dreux Coffee
The Spice & Tea Exchange | Grown & Grazed | Copeland’s of New Orleans
Newk’s Eatery | CC’s Coffee House | Braiz’n American Bar & Grill
Wing Stop | Uptown Downtown Ruston | Fieldhouse Bar & Grill & More!!
Please note that we’ve moved to the beautiful Bayou Pointe Event Center, located at 100 Warhawk Way on the ULM Campus.
Thank You Sponsors!
Hendrick Family Foundation | Webb Family | Insurance Professionals of NELA
United Health Care | Origin Bank | Vantage Health Plan | Eddleman Crigler Dental
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes | Northeast Louisiana Association of Realtors
Jody & Bishop Johnston | IBERIABANK | Brookshire’s Grocery Company
First National Bank | John Rea Realty | Dr. Amber & Mr. Clay Shemwell | Babs Oakley
NAI Faulk & Foster | Monroe Endodontics | North Delta Title | Vanguard Realty
Thanks to a generous donor, we have a beautiful, framed silkscreen print from George Rodrigue that you could win! This Blue Dog titled “A Number One Tiger Fan” has a Rodrigue Estate Stamp and is valued at $2,000. Tickets are $10, and the winner will be drawn on Louisiana Living live broadcast on January 31, 2020. Tickets purchased online will be filled out with buyer name and information by a Food Bank staff member. Buyer ticket stubs can be picked up at the Food Bank if desired. Every $10 raised by the Food Bank helps us provide 55 meals to our neighbors in need! Need not be present to win.
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 69,000 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 everyone who made Empty Bowls 2019 a huge success!
Photos by Rea Photography
The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana’s 3rd Annual Empty Bowls event was held on Saturday, January 26th from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at The HUB in Downtown Monroe.
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 (email@example.com) or (318) 322-3567.
2019 Empty Bowls Restaurants:
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
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!