Georgia Mountain Food Bank's Annual Empty Bowl Lunch is a fundraising event where community members can enjoy a great lunch while supporting our cause. The event includes several meal options donated by our corporate sponsors, a silent auction, and a presentation regarding the impact that GMFB is making across North Georgia. Along with a tasty lunch, guests will take home a hand-painted bowl as a thank you, and as a reminder of our goal to eliminate empty bowls and empty stomachs in our communities. These beautiful and unique bowls are made available through community donations. The money raised at the Empty Bowl Lunch supports our programs throughout the year.
WHAT: Annual Empty Bowl Lunch
WHEN: September 2015
11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m
(this event is a drop-in; come when you can, and stay as long as you can)
WHERE: First Baptist Church Gainesville - Banquet Hall
A $25 donation provides a delicious lunch and a painted bowl to take home as a momento of our event. Every donation helps, especially since $25 allows us to provide more than 125 meals to those in need across our service area!
We want you and your business to have the opportunity to reserve a table at our lunch, to invite friends to attend the event with you, and to learn more about our cause. Each table of eight will be reserved with your name (or that of your business), so that you can easily find your seats.
Fulfilling our mission would not be possible without impactful sponsors. Empty Bowl sponsor donations will be used throughout the year to help support our many programs that aim to eliminate hunger in our community.
We are proud to partner with Interactive Neighborhood for Kids (INK) to assist with the bowls for our event. INK has a pottery studio at their museum where a bowl can be painted and donated for the Empty Bowl Lunch; prices to make this bowl at INK start as low as $8. INK is located at 999 Chestnut Street, Gainesville, Georgia. For more information, contact INK at 770-536-1900, or visit their website.
We are reaching out to artists in North Georgia to participate in our event by donating their hand-made or hand-painted pottery, or pieces of art, for our silent auction at the event.