The Third Annual Empty Bowl Fundraiser is scheduled for Sunday, June 2 benefitting Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley (FP-ESFV) in its efforts to provide safe shelter, meals and support to homeless families. The public is invited to stop by the First United Methodist Church of Glendale any time between 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to choose a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted bowl, then fill it with soup donated by fine local restaurants. Tickets are $30 for adults, $10 for children under 12, which includes the bowl, soup, bread and dessert.
After dining, guests 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 teachers and students from Burbank Creative Arts Center, Glendale College, Harry Berman Studio, Juls Pottery, North Hollywood High School, Peachtree Studio and Valley College. Porto’s Bakery & Cafe headlines a list of fine local restaurants donating soup, bread and dessert.
The Empty Bowl event location has been donated by First United Methodist Church of Glendale. Event sponsors include ArcStone Financial, Inc., Philleen Meskin Real Estate/Re/Max Elite, Meskin Family Trust and GOLD STREET – Creative Media.
Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley (FP-ESFV) opened in July 2010 as one of over 183 networks across the country affiliated with Family Promise, a national non-profit organization committed to helping homeless families to achieve lasting independence. Family Promise helps mobilize communities to provide safe shelter, meals, and support services for low-income families through programs designed to redress the underlying causes of homelessness. Family Promise of the East San Fernando Valley serves the geographic area that includes North Hollywood, Burbank, Glendale, and Eagle Rock, California through the participation of an Interfaith Hospitality Network of local congregations and volunteers.
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.
Glendale First Methodist Church is located at 134 N. Kenwood St. in Glendale.