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19th Annual Empty Bowls Dinner Helps to Fight Hunger in the Area

The 19th Annual Empty Bowls Dinner will be held Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland from 2 pm – 6 pm. Empty Bowls is a simple meal of soup and bread reminding us that many of our neighbors are struggling to feed their families. All proceeds benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Just Harvest.

Larry Berger from Saturday Light Brigade Radio will host this family-friendly event with strolling musicians and children’s activities. We’re expecting personality soup-servers and guests from local media.

Empty Bowls draws over 1,200 people, and in 18 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, handmade by potters, professional and amateur, from all over the area. There is also a silent auction and a Celebrity Bowls Auction! Celebrity-autographed bowls for 2014: Jimmy Fallon, Martin Sheen, Tony Dungee, Brian Williams, and Pirates, Steelers, and Penguins – and more to come!

This year the event will also feature a coffee and espresso bar.

The Food Bank and Just Harvest thank 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 or by phone right now! (They will also be available at the door.) Rodef Shalom Congregation is located at 4905 5th Avenue in Oakland.

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