Sunday, November 21, 2010

Empty Bowl Project 2010

Today was the14th Annual  Empty Bowl Project in Austin.
It was held at the Mexican American Cultural Center.
That was a new experience for us...we never knew that building was
tucked in there behind Lady Bird Lake (near IH 35).
The Empty Bowl Project is an international effort to raise
money and awareness in the fight against hunger.
This event is held each year on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.
Soup for the Soul, and You Get to Keep the Bowl. 
We each purchased a bowl for $15.
Each $15 donation to the Capital Area Food Bank's Kids Cafe
provides 45 meals for hungry Central Texans.
When you walk in the room are thousands of locally handcrafted bowls.
They are crafted by local potters and students.
 So many to choose from....it was a hard decision!
These are the four we ended up with...
Matt, Diana, and I all choose bowls made by a local Girl Scout Troop.
Rob selected a bowl made by a student at Westwood High School. 
After we bought our bowls...we took them to be washed.
Then we grabbed some bread and some soup.
My choice was Tortilla Soup from The Iron Cactus.
Local chefs and restaurants cooked up some of the most delicious soups and breads.
We listened to local musicians as we ate...we also tried
Cream of Pumpkin and Spicy Tomato from The Eastside Cafe.
 Me and Diana showing off our polka dots and heart!
Matt and Rob with their dirty bowls.....next stop is the cleaning and wrapping station.
Rob is all packed up and ready to go!
Our bowls made it home safely...and are in the dishwasher tonight for a deep cleaning!
We had a fun day in ATX -- we can't wait to go again next year!
What a wonderful event!

2 comments:

Southern Lilly Lover said...

We have empty bowls at our school and its great for the kids to realize how many hungry people are out there and how blessed we are!
Glad you all had a blast.

jiji said...

I have ALWAYS wanted to do that!!!!