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Fuel Your Appetite

By Maria Whelan September 29, 2014

eb-soupEver tried to eat cereal from a plate? How about mom’s delicious chicken soup? It’s almost impossible without making a mess (or using a straw).  Bowls, on the other hand, are pretty essential holders for a variety of meals.
Yet, the awkward task of eating certain foods from a plate is undoubtedly better than eating nothing at all. This is the unfortunate reality for 680,000 people in our region, who may face bare plates or empty bowls come mealtime.
For the seventh consecutive year, the Capital Area Food Bank seeks to raise hunger awareness October 8 at Empty Bowls!
Empty Bowls is like a melting pot. The blending of soups, art and the pursuit to fight hunger is recipe for a rich and memorable afternoon. Guests are invited to indulge in a selection of soups and breads from local restaurants including Busboys and Poets, RIS, Brookland’s Finest, Panera Bread and Corner Bakery Café. This is a great opportunity to treat the taste buds to everything from a hearty cream of tomato to an exotic, Asian-fusion offering.
Potters have been diligently crafting ceramics for this event to ensure everyone goes home with a unique keepsake. The CAFB has paired up with various pottery studios around Virginia, Maryland and DC including All Fired Up, Eastern Market Pottery, Hinckley Pottery and The Mud Hut.
With such a broad range of supporters, attendees will find designs ranging from glossy, ornate, matte, bold and robust. Choosing just one won’t be easy. Luckily, there is nothing stopping anyone from buying ten, twenty, thirty or even the whole lot. And why not? The holidays are right around the corner. Bowls make great gifts.
A $25 contribution at this event goes a long way in the ongoing effort to solve hunger. For the price of a single ticket, the CAFB could provide nearly 63 healthy meals to those in need.
So spice up lunchtime, grab a colleague and join us at FHI 360 Conference Center, from 11:30am to 2:30pm in the heart of Dupont Circle. Empty Bowls is sure to be infused with fun and will fuel your appetite to create awareness and help fight hunger!