The Food Bank of Lincoln is grateful for all of the community support it received for another successful Empty Bowls Luncheon. The ninth annual event, held at the Embassy Suites on May 31, attracted an estimated crowd of 900 and offered guests more than 1,000 works of pottery from which to choose - all provided by Kathleen Grossman of Down Under Pottery.
"The Empty Bowl is a symbol of all of the bowls our community has filled over the years, and a reminder of how many bowls still need to be filled," said Scott Young, executive director of the Food Bank of Lincoln. "The Empty Bowls Luncheon gives hundreds of friends of the Food Bank an opportunity to reach out to our less fortunate neighbors who need a hand."
An amazing variety of delicious soups were available to guests - supplied by 14 restaurants and one of the Food Bank's own clients, the Good Neighbor Community Center. Beacon Hills (Southwestern Corn) was the Soup Challenge winner, and the People's Choice Award was shared by The Cup (Hungarian Mushroom) and Embassy Suites Bar & Grille (Farmers' Market Splendor).
For more information, visit www.lincolnfoodbank.org.