Have you ever been too busy to eat? Well for many children, adults and seniors in the Washington metro area, eating is not always optional. It’s very different to skip lunch because you have a work deadline and to skip lunch because there is no food in your refrigerator. I’d like to suggest an easy way for you to make a difference in the lives of those who may not know where their next lunch will come from. Join the Capital Area Food Bank at Empty Bowls 2009, an annual special event fundraiser that shines a light on hunger and raises money for the cause. It’s pretty simple to participate – show up at DLA Piper (500 8th Street, NW) on Wednesday, October 21 anytime between 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM with $25 in hand. You’ll receive a lunch of soup, bread, cookies and a fabulous handcrafted bowl to take home. The bowl serves as a reminder of the 600,000 empty bowls in the National Capital Region. Just let us know you’re coming – RSVP.
I would like to show some love to our generous sponsors: DLA Piper for hosting the event in their beautiful facility; Jody Walsh and House of Artistry for helping us kick off the event last year and donating so many bowls both last year and this year; Giant Food, Inc. and Safeway Inc., two of the food bank’s largest supporters; Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Loren Scherbak and Jodi Walsh and House of Artistry for donating the amazing bowls and vases; and the restaurants and partner agencies who are donating the best soups, breads and cookies ever – Breadline, Café Atlantico (I wish they could bring their famous mojitos too), Capital Area Food Bank, Clyde’s of Gallery Place, Food & Friends, Israel CME Church, PS 7’s, thebestcookie.com, and Thrive DC. I especially want to thank the chefs from our partner agencies and our resident chef, Jodi Balis. The very agencies we are working to help are donating to this event. That’s awesome!
I hope to see you there.