OCTOBER 13, 2010
Tenth Annual Foothills Empty Bowls Project Lunch set for Friday, Oct. 22
CAREFREE – The Sonoran Arts League, the Town of Carefree, Marjon Ceramics, Laguna Clay and Carefree Resort & Conference Center are inviting the public to help fight hunger at the 10th Annual Foothills Empty Bowls Project Lunch set for Friday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Carefree Town Center.
As in previous years, patrons can choose to purchase an original, artist-crafted bowl, dine on pasta provided by Carefree Resort & Conference Center, and bid on the artwork offered by members of the Sonoran Arts League in the silent auction. More than 2,000 hand-crafted ceramic and glass bowls will be sold for a minimum donation of $15. Credit cards are accepted this year.
Proceeds benefit the Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center. Pam DiPietro, the food bank’s executive director, said the need for services has increased nearly 700 percent since 2007.
The Foothills Empty Bowls Project began in 2000 with only 800 bowls which were sold within the first hour. Today, thanks to the efforts of local artists and students, over 2,000 bowls will be available to generate much needed funds for The Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center, which assists families who reside in Anthem, New River, Desert Hills, Carefree, Cave Creek and other North Valley areas.
For more information about the 10th Annual Foothills Empty Bowls Project, call
480-488-1145 or www.SonoranArtsLeague.org.