Empty Bowls Event Raises Money to Fight Hunger

By Published On: November 14th, 2016

Empty Bowls, the annual pottery sale to raise money for hunger relief, will take place Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19 and 20, at Willamette Art Center. More than 1,000 handcrafted pottery pieces are on sale to the public, and all proceeds will go to Marion Polk Food Share.

More than 20 local artisans have been working all year long making beautiful bowls, platters and trays preparing for this highly anticipated event.

Over the last nine years, the Willamette Art Center has raised more than $200,000 to fight hunger in Marion and Polk counties.

The event runs Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 20, from noon to 4 p.m. while supplies last. Willamette Art Center is located on the Oregon State Fairgrounds through the yellow gate off Silverton Road.

Sponsors for this year’s event include Salem Electric, The Grand Hotel, Willamette Art Center, and John Gear Law Office.

For more information about Empty Bowls, please contact the Willamette Art Center at 503-365-3911.

About Marion Polk Food Share

Marion Polk Food Share is the regional food bank leading the fight to end hunger in Marion and Polk counties.  Support from our local community makes it possible for the Food Share to collect and distribute nutritious food to more than 100 partner programs, including food pantries, meal sites, foster homes, low-income day care centers, shelters and senior housing sites.  More than 40,000 people, including 14,000 children, receive emergency food each month through the Food Share partner network.  The Food Share also supports programs to address the root causes of hunger.

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