The 18th Annual Empty Bowls Dinner will be held Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland from 2 pm – 6 pm. Empty Bowls is a simple meal of soup and bread that reminds us that many of our neighbors are struggling to feed their families. All proceeds benefit the Food Bank and Just Harvest. Larry Berger from Saturday Light Brigade Radio will host this family-friendly event with strolling musicians and a magician and children’s activities. We’re expecting personality soup-servers and guests from local media. Empty Bowls draws over 1,200 people, and over 17 years has raised more than $500,000 to fight hunger in our communities. Each ticket holder chooses a ceramic bowl from among over 1,200 on display, hand made by potters, professional and amateur, from all over the area. There is also a silent auction of the “bowls of the ball,” and the Celebrity Bowls Auction! Celebrity-autographed bowls 2013: Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), Canned Heat, Franco Harris, Stevie Nicks, Terrance Simien, Jeff Dunham, and Steelers and Penguins – so far! To view the bowls up for auction, click here. The Food Bank and Just Harvest thank all the many local high schools, community classes, elementary schools, and professional ceramic studios and individuals who contribute to Empty Bowls! If you would like to donate bowls to Empty Bowls, please call Ken Regal at Just Harvest: 412-431-8960. Tickets for the Empty Bowls Dinner are $20.00. Order your Empty Bowls tickets online right now! (They will also be available at the door.) Rodef Shalom Congregation is located at 4905 5th Avenue in Oakland.