Helping local Food Banks: Popular ‘Empty Bowls’ Fundraiser returns to Snoqualmie Valley, January 20th

Want a healthy eating out option that gives you an opportunity to connect with and help the your community?  Well, some local students have just the event for you…

Empty Bowls returns to the Snoqualmie Valley to support two local food banks on Friday, January 20, 2017 from 5:30PM – 7:30PM in the Mount Si High School Commons.

Empty bowls is an international hunger fighting project that has spread to communities all over the U.S. and Canada. The concept is simple: community members make bowls, which students around the Snoqualmie Valley have been doing this winter; local restaurants donate ingredients; and community members comes together to enjoy a meal of soup and bread eaten from those handcrafted (and made with love) bowls, which can then be taken home.

The Mount Si High School Cheer squad is spearheading the revival of the popular community fundraiser this year. Student artists from Twin Falls Middle School, Chief Kanim Middle School and Mount Si High School, along with teachers from Twin Falls Middle School, have been busy creating colorful bowls for the event. Mount Si Culinary Arts students are also partnering – and the talented MSHS Jazz Band will play, too.

Mount Si Cheer Coach Janice Wintermyer explained, “The focus of the project isn’t just to raise money to help feed those in our community, but to also raise awareness about the issue of hunger, both at home and around the world.”

There should be some great soup in those colorful bowls, too. The Snoqualmie Brewery, North Bend Bar and Grill, Rio Bravo, TPC Snoqualmie Ridge and the Woodman Lodge (to name just a few) are all donating soups.

Individual tickets are $15 – or you can take the whole family out to dinner with a $50 family four-pack group ticket package. All proceeds will benefit the Fall City Food Pantry and the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank.

You can purchase Empty Bowls tickets directly online HERE

According to the Fall City Food Bank, $15 holds a lot buying power for their all volunteer organization that buys in bulk. Here’s an example of just what $15 can provide a family in need:

  • 1 box of cereal
  • 1 quart of milk (4 small boxes)
  • 2 cans of tuna
  • 2 cans of chicken
  • 2 cans of fruit or 3 cans of veggies
  • 1 jar of peanut butter
  • 1 jar of strawberry jam
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1 jar of pasta sauce
  • 1 tube of toothpaste
  • 2 rolls of toilet paper                                     
Student made bowls for the the successful 2013 Empty Bowls Fundraiser.

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