My Time at Empty Bowls - Capital Area Food Bank
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My Time at Empty Bowls

By D’Angela Moore October 11, 2014

emptyWhen I heard about Capital Area Food Bank 7th Annual Empty Bowls event, I was thrilled to attend and be a part of such an amazing cause. I never thought I could raise hunger awareness during my lunch hour.
Empty Bowls is the CAFB’s annual event that brings together those in the community through art, a bowl of soup and a desire to solve hunger – for a minimum donation of $25. Handcrafted bowls were created by local artist and delicious soups were prepared by local chefs.
It was very difficult to choose a bowl between the variety and beautiful handcrafted options.
Empty Bowls SoupsAfter browsing through the bowl selections, it was time to experience savory soups provided by the restaurants. All of the soups were tempting and delightful, and it became very difficult to just try one. So I decided to taste all of them and pair them with the fresh bread provided. After all there was a Soup-er Bowl Challenge being held, in which guests got to vote on their favorite soup. Guest speakers Jummy Olabanji from ABC 7 and Wessita McKinley, Founder of Sistas United, spoke to the importance of nutrition and how so many families in the Nation’s Capital go to bed hungry each day.
All in all it was a great event for a great cause.