Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Open Door Food Pantry’s Empty Bowl Fundraiser

On Thursday, May 8th the annual Open Door Food Pantry’s Empty Bowl fundraiser was held at Cruiseport Gloucester, and I was happy to once again attend and participate in this wonderful event.  Hundreds of people came together on Thursday in an effort to ensure that the thousands of people who depend on the pantry continue to receive greatly needed assistance.

Over a thousand bowls are hand crafted and designed by area residents and supporters, and participants are then able to bring a bowl home with them.  Symbolically the bowls serve as a reminder that somewhere, someone’s bowl is empty.  This incredibly successful event has thrived under Executive Director Julie LaFontaine and I would like to thank her for her leadership in assisting those in need.

To learn more about The Open Door Food Pantry and of the Empty Bowl fundraising dinner please click here.  Pictured above is the bowl that I painted for the event, and posted below are several photos that I was able to capture throughout the night.