REMINDER: ‘Empty Bowls’ Fundraiser is Friday at Burien Community Center


Which local restaurant will win this year’s “Best Soup” award? Last year, Elliott Bay Brewery was crowned the winner.

REMINDER: Burien’s annual ‘Empty Bowls’ fundraiser will be at the Burien Community Center this Friday, Jan. 25, with two servings: Lunch from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Dinner from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

“In 2012 over 1,150 people attended and helped raise $18,400 for the Food Banks,” said Organizer Gina Kallman. “Last year we were so successful we ran out of bowls! To make sure everyone who attends gets a bowl we will gratefully accept all donations but you must be present to pick out a bowl. Have too many bowls at home? Feel free to bring your own bowl to eat out of…or we will have paper bowls available too!”

Empty Bowls events can be found around the country, raising money to combat hunger in our communities. Moshier Art Center Potters have donated over 1,300 bowls to be filled with soup at this fun community event. Your donation will get you the opportunity to pick out a beautiful handmade bowl, as well as a simple but wonderful meal of soup, bread, dessert and drink; all donated by local businesses.

There is also a contest for ‘Best Soup,’ at this great annual fundraiser, which is hosted by Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, along with Discover Burien and Moshier Potters.

Cost is:

  • $15 minimum donation for adults
  • $10 minimum donation for children

Your donation will get you the opportunity to pick out a beautiful handmade bowl, as well as a simple but wonderful meal of soup, bread, drink and dessert donated by area businesses.

Proceeds will go to the Highline Area Food Bank and White Center Food Bank.

For more information, visit www.BurienParks.net or call 206-988-3700.

The Burien Community Center is located at 14700 6th Ave SW.

We’ll see you there!


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