Designed to raise awareness about the problem of hunger in our nation and as well as in our local communities, Empty Bowl luncheons typically offer a simple fare of soup and bread and often feature the work of local artists who have donated works themed around the Empty Bowl concept.
In Westmoreland County the Empty Bowl Event is totally volunteer driven – which makes it a “true” fundraiser. Thanks to a dedicated group of people led by Tim Piper and Crystal Szogi, on Sunday, March 3, 2019, the 11th Annual Empty Bowl Event will be held at the Hempfield High School Cafeteria from 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 PM. The cost to attend the event is $15.00 and tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the event. For this admission fee, attendees may select a hand-made bowl specially created for this event by local artists, high school students, and community members. Soup and bread is donated by local restaurants and bakeries. A remarkable Chinese Auction is always held along with special items to be raffled or auctioned off. There will also be a 50/50 drawing and entertainment throughout the day.
For more information about the event, volunteering, or donating contact Tim Piper at firstname.lastname@example.org . For more information about the Westmoreland County Food Bank, please visit the Food Bank web site at www.westmorelandfoodbank.org or call Lauren Hill, Director of Development at 724.468.8660 extension 28.
About Westmoreland County Food Bank
The Westmoreland County Food Bank serves over 30,000 area residents each year including 9,300 children and 3,410 seniors. WCFB currently has 60 member agencies in their network of emergency feeding sites. Of those, 43 are food pantries in which low-income consumers are able to access emergency food assistance throughout the month. Last year (2018), the Food Bank distributed 7 million pounds of food.
50% of WCFB’s food comes from the federal and state governments and the remaining 50% from local donations, food drives, and Feeding America.