The Second Annual Empty Bowl Fundraiser is set for Sunday, March 25 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the St. Finbar Community Center, 2110 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. The event will benefit Family Promise of E. San Fernando Valley (FP-ESFV) in their efforts to provide safe shelter, meals and support to homeless families.
The Empty Bowl premise is simple: independent potters, arts associations and other groups within the community create handcrafted ceramic bowls. Guests who purchase adult tickets are entitled to a one-of-a-kind bowl in which is served a simple meal of soup with bread and dessert donated by area restaurants. They take their selected bowl home with them as a symbol of the hunger and uncertainty homeless families face daily. Last year, hundreds of area residents attended the memorable event.
Participating potters include the Burbank Creative Arts Center, McGroarty Art Center and Hoover High School.
Soup donors include Café Victory, California Pizza Kitchen, Gary Bric’s Ramp, Granville Café, Pomodoro Theresa’s Family Restaurant and The Riverside Café. Bread and dessert donors include Pomodoro, Portos and United Bakery.
The Empty Bowl event location has been donated by St. Finbar Church. Event sponsors include the Media City Community Credit Union, Philleen Meskin Real Estate/Re/Max Elite, GOLD STREET and Patterson Graphics.
Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for children under 12. All money raised will further Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley’s mission of assisting situationally homeless families.
For tickets or more information, visit www.FamilyPromiseESFV.org, email tickets@FamilyPromiseESFV.org or call (747) 333-6081.