“Empty Bowls” Helps Battle Hunger

Empty BowlsThe seventh annual Empty Bowls event is scheduled for March 15 from 5:00-7:00 PM at the McBride Elementary School in St. Helens, 2774 Columbia Blvd.

Empty Bowls is an annual fundraiser for the Columbia Pacific Food Bank. Guests will receive a simple meal of soup and a hand made bowl of their choice.

This event is truly a community effort. Everything involved in the event-the bowls, the soups, and the entertainment  are donated by schools and individuals, local businesses and artists, who are dedicated to making the lives of those facing food insecurity a bit easier.

Guests donating $10 receive a ticket allowing them to choose the bowl of their choice and to have it filled with soup. Food has been generously donated this year by the following businesses:  Columbia Theater, Dockside, Futano’s Pizza, Klondike Restaurant, St. Helens Elk Lodge and Sunshine Pizza.  Advance purchase of tickets for the event is appreciated for planning purposes.

Advance tickets can be purchased at Word for Word, the Columbia Pacific Food Bank and Columbia County Commission on Children and Families in St. Helens, and Dianna’s Formal Affair in Scappoose.