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Another Record Empty Bowls, Jr. Fundraiser!

From the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley:

The Arts Council hosted its 6th year of Empty Bowls, Jr. in an effort to raise funding and awareness for local in-school food pantries.

This year, students and teachers from more than 25 Brazos Valley schools donated over 1,000 handmade bowls to the event with the purpose of “kids helping kids.”

The Arts Council, Allen Honda, Bryan Broadcasting, Taste of BCS, and other participating restaurants welcomed over 2,000 visitors and, with the help and support of the community, raised more than $13,500 for in-school food pantries and Arts Council at-risk youth art programs.

Guests enjoyed surveying hundreds of beautifully artistic bowls, donating $10 for their favorites, and savoring delicious soup and bread provided by participating local restaurants.

New to this year’s event, were five celebrity bowls created by Benjamin Knox, Janene Pratt, Jesse Montelongo, and the owners of Fish Daddy’s and Christopher’s World Grille and their children.

This year’s Empty Bowls, Jr. event set a record for the amount raised for this great cause!

Each year The Arts Council and Empty Bowls, Jr. committee review applications for funding recipients. From the funds raised at the 2018 Empty Bowls, Jr. event, $6,784 will be awarded to food pantries at A&M Consolidated High School, College Station High School, Oakwood Intermediate School, Project Hope (serves Bryan ISD & Rudder High), and Robertson County Care (serves Franklin ISD). This is a significant increase from last year’s $5,500 disbursement and will make a significant impact to those pantries.

A special thank you goes out to the sponsors who helped make Empty Bowls, Jr. a success: Allen Honda, Bryan Broadcasting, Taste of B-CS restaurants, All The King’s Men, Fish Daddy’s, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Chef Tai’s Mobile Bistro, Christopher’s World Grille, First Watch, Madden’s Casual Gourmet, Mad Taco, Napa Flats, Paolo’s Italian Kitchen, Veritas and Brazos Natural Foods.

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Posted by on Mar 14 2018. Filed under Featured Stories, News.
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