Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Open Door Empty Bowl Fundraiser is Tonight!

Tonight starting at 4:00pm is The Open Door Food Pantry’s 13th Annual Empty Bowl fundraising dinner at Cruiseport Gloucester.  This wonderful event, which has thrived under the leadership of Executive Director Julie LaFontaine, draws nearly a thousand people together in the hopes to collect the necessary funds to feed the thousands who depend on The Open Door Food Pantry’s assistance.

Over a thousand bowls are hand crafted and designed by area residents and supporters, and participants are then presented with one during the event.  Symbolically the bowls serve as a reminder that somewhere, someone’s bowl is empty.

Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for children under ten, and are available at the door.  Extra parking has been made available at Harbor Beach with complimentary trolley service to and from Cruiseport Gloucester.  The dinner commences at 4:00pm and ends approximately at 8:00pm.

To learn more about The Open Door Food Pantry and of the Empty Bowl fundraising dinner please click here.  Pictured above is a bowl that I designed from a past year.